Range Is $6,000 For Non-Complex Appeal To $8,000 For General Processing Costs Of Appeal Leading To An Opinion.
Above: “Print shows a lawyer taking papers that state ‘Fake Lawsuit for Damages’ from a bag labeled ‘A Shyster’ in a courtroom; as he turns toward the bench, he sees the judge point to a paper hanging from the bench that states ‘Notice to insure against the bringing of frivolous or blackmailing suits, lawyers will hereafter be held responsible for the costs of all the suits brought by them.’” Louis Dalrymple, artist. 1899. Library of Congress.
The Third District, in Sahansra v. Myers, Case No. C070001 (3d Dist. June 29, 2016) (unpublished), determined an appeal to be frivolous and ordered $7,500 to be paid by appellant to the clerk of the appellate court. In doing so, it did indicate a range for amount of sanctions for frivolous appeals: $6,000 for a non-complex case up to $8,500 for processing an appeal that results in an opinion on a normative basis. (Singh v. Lipworth, 227 Cal.App.4th 813, 830 (2014).)