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City of Lewiston v. Cloutier Realty
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MAINE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT				
Decision:	2002 ME 72
Docket:	And-01-742
Submitted
  on Briefs:	April 18, 2002
Decided:	April 26, 2002

Panel:	SAUFLEY, C.J., and RUDMAN, DANA, ALEXANDER, CALKINS, and LEVY, JJ.




CITY OF LEWISTON v. CLOUTIER REALTY, INC.

PER CURIAM

	Cloutier Realty, Inc. appeals from a judgment entered in the District
Court, (Lewiston, Mullen, J.) finding it in civil contempt of a prior order
directing it to correct fire code violations at its apartment building.  Cloutier
Realty failed to file an appendix in conformity with M.R. App. P. 8 (a).  The
Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure provide for the dismissal of an appeal as a
sanction for failure to comply with rules governing appendices.  M.R. App. P. 8
(j).  Cloutier Realty also raises no substantive issues on appeal nor provides
legal authority for its assertions.  We therefore find its appeal frivolous and
assess sanctions of $500 and costs and attorney fees pursuant to 30-A M.R.S.A
§ 4452 (3) (D) (1996). 
	The entry is:
Appeal dismissed with sanctions against
the appellant in the amount of $500.
Remand to the District Court for it to
assess reasonable attorney fees and
expenses against appellant. 

Attorney for plaintiff: David C. Pierson, Esq. Hark · Andrucki P O Box 7120 Lewiston, ME 04243-7120 For defendant: Fernand L. Cloutier 13 Ventura Street Lewiston, ME 04240