MUNSON v. SINGER

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District Court of Appeal, Fourth District, California.

Donald G. MUNSON, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. Stanley M. SINGER, dba Southland Carpet Company and Albert R. Linnick, Defendants and Appellants.

Civ. 7555.

Decided: December 13, 1965

Thaler & Karen and Barrie M. Karen, Los Angeles, for defendants and appellants. Mark F. Joseff, Downey, for plaintiff and respondent.

Respondent served notice on appellants to take their depositions on October 29, 1963; appellants did not present themselves to be deposed. Respondent moved the superior court, on November 22, 1963, for an order to take appellants' depositions and for sanctions against appellants in failing to appear. (Code Civ.Proc. § 2034[d].)

The court granted respondent's motion and ordered appellants to pay respondent as sanctions $150 attorney's fees and $25 for costs. The appeal is from the order imposing sanctions.

In Lund v. Superior Court, 61 Cal.2d 698, 709, 39 Cal.Rptr. 891, 898, 394 P.2d 707, 714, the Supreme Court stated: ‘The better view is that an order made for the purposes of furthering discovery proceedings, or granting sanctions for refusal to make discovery, is not appealable.’ Accordingly, we hold that the order is not appealable.

The appeal is dismissed.

GERALD BROWN, Presiding Judge.

COUGHLIN and WHELAN, JJ., concur.