Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Bucur v. Ahmad (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 26, 2016)

You can read the entire opinion.  Or you can simply read this paragraph:

"As exhaustively outlined above, four trial judges, one arbitrator and one appellate court have previously concluded that Appellants' repetitive claims in five versions of essentially the same case underlying this appeal are meritless. Appellants' persistent but vacuous pursuit of the same repetitive claims that give rise to this appeal constitutes an egregious example of frivolousness. Previous sanctions have not discouraged Appellants and their counsel from maintaining their futile quest to the detriment of their opponents. Therefore, there is a compelling need to deter conduct of this nature in the future."

The attorney against whom substantial sanctions were imposed is Corona attorney George A. Saba.  Who should enjoy practicing law while he can.  Because my strong sense is that he's going to have to take a substantial break from it in the not-too-distant future.

Which might not be a bad idea anyway.  Since his net income from the practice may well be negative at this point given the tens of thousands of dollars in sanctions he's already amassed.