California Supreme Court Watch

Apr 10, 2024
Agnone v. Agnone, S284051.

#24-65 Agnone v. Agnone, S284051. (B321252; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BD659645.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed an order in a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in City of Los Angeles v. PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC, S277211 (#23-17), which presents the following issue: Is a court’s authority to impose monetary sanctions for misuse of the discovery process limited to circumstances expressly delineated in a method-specific provision of the Civil Discovery Act, or do courts have independent authority to impose monetary sanctions for such discovery misconduct, including under Code of Civil Procedure sections 2023.010 and 2023.030?

Petition for review granted; briefing deferred: 4/10/2024

See the Court of Appeal Opinion.