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KIMBERLY R. v. SUPERIOR COURT OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY (SAN DIEGO COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERV. AGENCY), D039117

The Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) may not unilaterally dismiss a supplemental petition it filed to remove a dependent child from a parent's physical custody over the objection of minor's counsel, and upon an objection, the HHSA must show that dismissal is in the interests of justice and welfare of the child.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/08/2002
  • Published 03/08/2002

Judges

  • McINTYRE, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Judith Klein, La Mesa, for Petitioner., John J. Sansone, County Counsel, Susan Strom, Chief Deputy County Counsel and Gary C. Seiser, Senior Deputy County Counsel, for Real Party in Interest., Steven J. Carroll, Public Defender, Henry C. Coker, Chief Deputy Public Defender and Armando P. Salazar, Deputy Public Defender, for Minor.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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