Docket No. 68219.

150 Cal.App.3d 572 (1984)

198 Cal. Rptr. 90

In re the Marriage of SHIRLEY R. and SPENCER G. GUMABAO. SPENCER G. GUMABAO, Respondent, v. SHIRLEY R. GUMABAO, Respondent; JIM BENTSON, Appellant; MARK U. EDWARDS, Respondent.

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Three.

January 9, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


Michael Leight for Appellant.

Edwards, Edwards & Ashton and William J. O'Brien for Respondent Mark U. Edwards.




(1a) In this appeal, we determine that section 128.5 of the Code of Civil Procedure,1 enacted in 1981, empowers the trial court to award attorney's fees as sanctions against an attorney who is aware of his inability to appear at the time set for trial, has an opportunity to but fails to take appropriate...

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