Baca v. Berry: Motion for Sanctions

Court Level
Tenth Circuit

Plaintiffs/Cross-Appellees Phillip Patrick Baca, Mary Molina Mescall, Bernadette Miera and Ron Romero (collectively the “Plaintiffs”) hereby move for sanctions pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 38 and 28 U.S.C. § 1927 in the amount of $66,980.651 against both the City of Albuquerque 2 and its attorneys, Luis G. Stelzner, Jamie L. Dawes, Sara N. Sanchez3 and Patrick J. Rogers. The city and its attorneys filed and pursued a frivolous cross-appeal in bad faith, forcing Plaintiffs to endure months of financial uncertainty and angst, Plaintiffs’ pro bono counsel to expend significant unnecessary time and money, and this Court to waste valuable judicial resources.