COLLINS v. STATE DEPT. OF TRANSP., C041238
Code of Civil Procedure section 437c, a summary judgment statute that authorizes a court to award "reasonable expenses" as a sanction, does not allow a court to award, as a sanction, attorney's fees incurred by the party to whom sanctions will be paid.
- Decided 12/24/2003
- Published 12/24/2003
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellees:
- Bruce A. Behrens, Chief Counsel, Brelend C. Gowan, Deputy Chief Counsel, Richard A. Wehe, Assistant Chief Counsel, Gary A. Geren, El Dorado Hills, and Kevin M. Corrington, Sacramento, for Defendant and Appellant., Law Offices of Tony J. Tanke and Tony J. Tanke; Law Offices of Joseph W. Carcione, Jr. and Joseph W. Carcione, Jr., Gerald K. Okimoto, Stephen J. Purtill, Redwood City, and Gary W. Dolinski, San Diego, for Plaintiff and Respondent.