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RENEE v. SUPERIOR COURT OF ORANGE COUNTY (O.C.S.S.A.), G029791

The trial court erred in applying the California Supreme Court's interpretation of Welfare and Institutions Code section 361.5(b)(10), because the California Legislature immediately overrode that interpretation by amending the statute, which provides an exception to the doctrine of law of the case; thus, the Legislature intended its amendment to be a clarification, and applied to all cases still pending.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/22/2002
  • Published 03/22/2002

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Carl C. Holmes, Public Defender, James Steinberg, Assistant Public Defender, and Paul T. DeQuattro, Deputy Public Defender, for Petitioner., Benjamin P. de Mayo, County Counsel, and Julie J. Agin, Deputy County Counsel, for Real Party in Interest Orange County Social Services Agency., Van Deusen, Youmans and Walmsley and Ted R. Youmans, Santa Ana, for Real Parties in Interest Kenneth J. and Connie J., Law Offices of Harold La Flamme and Harold La Flamme, Orange;  John L. Dodd, Tustin, and Karen J. Dodd, for Real Party in Interest the Minor.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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