Forfeiture Was the Result
Although not dealing directly with an attorney’s fees motion, Suydam v. DirectTV, Inc., Case No. B234887 (2d Dist., Div. 5 May 15, 2012) (unpublished) reminds all appellants or practitioners representing appellants to include reporter’s transcripts of personal proceedings or suitable substitutes in the record on appeal. The failure to provide these transcripts resulted in a summary affirmance based on waiver/inadequate record principles. The decision has a nice listing of cases that have “bounced” appeals for failure to provide an RT/substitute. In the attorney’s fees motion area, here are the two that support the same result: Maria P. v. Riles, 43 Cal.3d 1281, 1295 (1987); Vo v. Las Virgenes Municipal Water Dist., 79 Cal.App.4th 440, 447 (2000).