STEPP v. TURNER

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STEPP v. TURNER
1921 OK 335
200 P. 994
83 Okla. 139
Case Number: 10285
Decided: 09/27/1921
Supreme Court of Oklahoma

STEPP
v.
TURNER.

Syllabus

¶0 Appeal and Error -- Review -- Failure of Plaintiff in Error to File Brief. Where the plaintiff in error does not appear and fails to file brief, as required by Supreme Court rule No. 7, and it appears that he gave a supersedeas bond and the record shows that the appeal is without merit, this court will affirm the judgment and render judgment upon the supersedeas bond.

Dick Rice, for plaintiff in error.
C. S. Wortman, for defendant in error.

KENNAMER, J.

¶1 This is an appeal by A. J. Stepp, as plaintiff in error, to reverse a judgment rendered in favor of O. W. Turner, defendant in error, in the sum of $ 80.10, in the county court of Ottawa county, Oklahoma, on the 19th day of July, 1918. It appears that the time for the plaintiff in error to file briefs in this cause has expired, and no showing has been made why the briefs have not been filed. In this situation, the court will presume that the plaintiff in error has abandoned his appeal, and under rule No. 7 of this court (47 Okla. vi), it may act its discretion continue the cause, dismiss the appeal, or affirm the judgment. It appearing from the record in this cause that the plaintiff in error made a supersedeas bond on which G. F. Miller appears as surety, the judgment should be affirmed and rendered upon the bond. It is, therefore, ordered and decreed by the court that the judgment be affirmed, and the defendant in error, O. W. Turner, have judgment against G. P. Miller in the amount of $ 80.10, with interest at the rate of six per cent, from, July 19, 1918, until paid.