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RULE 240

RULE 269
FRIVOLOUS APPEALS, PETITIONS, MOTIONS, OR RETURNS

Where an appeal, petition, motion or return is frivolous or taken solely for the purposes of delay, or is not in compliance with these Rules, the appellate court may upon its own motion or that of a party, after ten (10) days notice, impose upon offending attorneys or parties such sanctions as the circumstances of the case and discouragement of like conduct in the future may require.  This Rule does not apply to any matters where counsel is required by law to pursue an appeal or petition for writ of certiorari even though the matter may be frivolous.

Amended by Order dated January 29, 2009, effective April 29, 2009, by Order of the same date.