What do appellate justices call a 9,000 page appendix to the 21st appeal in a series of cases related to a $40 million estate?
An unpersuasive bulldozer.
That’s how Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three, Justice Thomas Goethals began his appellate ruling published Oct. 27:
“A bulldozer can move piles of dirt from one place to another. But when the goal is to move minds rather than dirt, employing a bulldozer may be counterproductive. The bulldozer in this case is appellant Debra Wear’s counsel. In our prior nonpublished opinion, Tedesco v. White (June 15, 2022, G059883) (Tedesco 1), we made clear to these lawyers that “(w)e do not