Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Van v. Language Lines (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 1, 2017)

I can see vacating the finding of contempt.  Sure, the plaintiff didn't show up for her deposition, for no good reason.  But there wasn't a preexisting court order.  Makes sense.

But I was surprised to see the last line, in which the court awarded her costs on appeal.  Yes, she was indeed the prevailing party.

But she was rightly sanctioned below, and although she prevailed, I'm not enthralled with what I see in the record.

I'd have had both sides bear their own costs.

A small point, to be sure.  But still.  Not what I expected at the very end.