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HANSON v. SUPERIOR COURT OF SISKIYOU COUNTY

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Habeas Corpus
When a judge, who directly witnesses offending behavior, refers a contempt hearing to another judge, it is a case of indirect contempt and not a case...
07/31/2001 C037518

FORD v. SUPERIOR COURT (PEOPLE)

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Where defendant called police, volunteered to go to police station and willingly cooperated with every police request while at the station, he was not...
07/31/2001 A094667

GLENDALE MEM'L HOSP. & HEALTH CTR. v. DEP'T OF MENTAL HEALTH

California Court of Appeal
Health Law
Under CCR 1774, the Department of Mental Health's boilerplate denials of requests for hospital reimbursement for mental health services are...
07/31/2001 B127829

PEOPLE v. YOUNGBLOOD

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Animal cruelty under Penal Code 597(b) requires a showing that defendant deprived animals of necessary sustenance, drink, or shelter or subjected them...
07/31/2001 C033929

PETROPOULOS v. PETROPOULOS

California Court of Appeal
Family Law
The 2000 version of Family Code 3653(c), which allows the court to order repayment of excess support following a retroactive reduction, applies...
07/31/2001 H020650

THOMPSON v. SUPERIOR COURT (PEOPLE)

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
California law does not require proof of Three Strikes prior convictions at preliminary hearings, and Apprendi did not alter this principle.
07/31/2001 B144625

IN RE: NICHOLAS H.

California Court of Appeal
Family Law
Under Fam. Code 7611, putative father's admission that he is not the biological father of a child is sufficient to rebut his status as a presumed...
07/31/2001 A092188/A093477

FINEGAN v. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

California Court of Appeal
Labor & Employment Law
The prohibition on using after-acquired evidence in employment discrimination cases does not apply when the employer offers expert medical testimony...
07/30/2001 B134878

PEOPLE v. REEVES

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
The California Department of Justice's formula used to calculate the statistical significance of DNA matches is generally accepted in the scientific...
07/30/2001 A078462

BALTAYAN v. GETEMYAN

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure
Plaintiff's successful application for in forma pauperis status required trial court to vacate order requiring him to post an undertaking pursuant to...
07/30/2001 B136807