Even Billionaires Have to Follow the Rules

Yesterday's opinion concerning the Clippers' saga, Sterling v. Sterling, B258151, will provide another in the long list of citations useful to respondents as it is notable for pointing out not just one, but three, fatal procedural errors: failure of the appellant to cite to the record, failure to summarize evidence in favor of the prevailing party -- resulting in forfeiture--, and failure to demonstrate prejudice. A billion dollar dispute resolved in three paragraphs. The court continues on to discuss the facts and the merits however, resulting in a successful businessman's personal health tragedy being enshrined in California law. Benefit to client??