Second District, Division 5 Issues $53,153.44 Sanctions Against Losing Appellant.
The price for a frivolous appeal seems to be going up, as demonstrated in Johnson v. Syed, Case No. B258701 (2d Dist., Div. 5 July 15, 2015) (unpublished). A losing appellant in that cause was ordered to pay $53,153.44 in fees incurred by the other side as sanctions for having to oppose a frivolous appeal. Co-contributor Mike obtained a frivolous appeal sanctions of a similar sort in 1994 from the Fourth District, Division 3 to the tune of $18,000, but sanctions amount have been steadily going up over the years—including the appellate court ordering the sanctioned party to pay anywhere between $5-10,000 to the clerk to reimburse taxpayers for the time that the court spent in working up the case for hearing.