SECURITY FIRST NAT BANK OF LOS ANGELES v. RUDDLE PROPERTIES INC ET AL

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District Court of Appeal, Third District, California.

SECURITY FIRST NAT. BANK OF LOS ANGELES v. J. G. RUDDLE PROPERTIES, INC., ET AL.

Civ. 5061.

Decided: April 14, 1934

C. H. White and Louis Ferrari, both of San Francisco, for appellant. O'Melveny, Tuller & Myers, of Los Angeles, and F. M. Ostrander, of Merced, for respondent.

This matter comes before us on a motion for dismissal of appeal or affirmance of judgment. It appears from the record before us that an action was commenced by Security First National Bank of Los Angeles, a national banking association, against J. G. Ruddle Properties, Inc., Carl E. Wagner, et al. Judgment was entered by the trial court in favor of plaintiff, and upon appeal to the Supreme Court, 23 P.(2d) 1016, the judgment was modified in certain particulars and affirmed. Thereupon, in accordance with rule XXIII of the Supreme Court, costs on appeal were recoverable by appellant. Through an oversight the cost bill was not served upon respondent Security First National Bank, but was served upon Hunter–Dulin Company, one of the defendants therein. This error was not discovered until after the expiration of the time prescribed for the filing and service of the cost bill and appellant then moved the superior court for a hearing thereon, and for an extension of time to file its cost bill against the respondent. The motion for an extension of time was denied, and the cost bill, in so far as it affected respondent, was stricken from the files for lack of service. From that order appellant Wagner gave notice of appeal and in pursuance of his notice has filed in this court a transcript on appeal containing the various motions, affidavits, and orders relating to the matter of costs; such transcript being certified by the clerk of the court. Respondent here moves to dismiss the appeal on the ground the record on appeal contains no bill of exceptions nor reporter's transcript certified by the trial judge as required by section 953 of the Code of Civil Procedure, and on the further ground the question raised by the appeal is unsubstantial.

We believe the contention of respondent that the record on appeal is not properly before us and is defective in a material point is well taken. Barnabee v. Hunstock, 42 Cal. App. 659, 183 P. 951, is apparently controlling on the question here. In that case the court said: “Where the order appealed from is subsequent to the judgment, and arises on a record outside the judgment roll, it is not for the clerk, but for the judge who determined the motion, to certify the papers and proceedings on which the order appealed from was made. Thompson v. American Fruit Co., 21 Cal. App. 338, 131 P. 878; Credit Clearance Bureau v. Weary & Alford Co., 18 Cal. App. 467, 123 P. 548; Totten v. Barlow, 165 Cal. 378, 132 P. 749; Richmond v. Julian Con. Min. Co., 176 Cal. 600, 169 P. 356.”

To the same effect are Reed v. Clark, 57 Cal. App. 243, 206 P. 1018, and O'Banion v. California C. P. Growers, 111 Cal. App. 537, 295 P. 1041. In the latter case it is said: “A mere inspection of the record herein will show that the appellant did not perfect his appeal and is entitled to no relief upon that appeal. Rules of the Supreme and District Courts of Appeal 1, § 1, rules V and VI; sections 953a and 954, Code Civ. Proc.”

Also to the same effect, see Gordon v. Beasore, 86 Cal. App. 343, 260 P. 824.

The appeal is therefore dismissed.

Mr. Presiding Justice PULLEN delivered the opinion of the court.

We concur: THOMPSON, J.; PLUMMER, J.