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GARCIA v. COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO, C037161

The collateral source rules of Government Code section 985: 1) support the trial court-s decision to deny reimbursement of a Medi-Cal lien; 2) are not in contravention of federal law; and, 3) prevail over any potential conflict within the Medi-Cal reimbursement provisions of the Welfare and Institutions Code, sections 14124.70 et seq.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/28/2002
  • Published 10/28/2002

Judges

  •  BLEASE, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Charlton Holland, III, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Frank S. Furtek, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Susan Underwood and Janie L. Daigle, Deputy Attorneys General, for Claimant and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Mason & Thomas, Douglas W. Brown, Sacramento, for Defendant and Respondent.
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