City Ignored or Misrepresented Controlling Authorities on Appeal.
In City of Santa Rosa v. Villages at Wild Oak Assn., Case No. A134107 (lst Dist., Div. 4 Aug. 28, 2013) (unpublished), City appealed the denial of its SLAPP motion. Bad move. In its moving papers below, City ignored or misrepresented controlling authorities. The appellate court, besides not being impressed, believed appellate sanctions were in order to City’s opponent. The amount? Opponent submitted proof it expended $39,810 in opposing City’s appeal, and that was the amount City was sanctioned for bringing/prosecuting the frivolous appeal.