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GARCIA v. SUPERIOR COURT OF ORANGE COUNTY (CITY OF SANTA ANA), G032739

Defendant successfully challenged a stay prohibiting the trial court from compelling disclosure of a sealed declaration on grounds that a defense attorney is not expressly prohibited from making use of the Pitchess procedure, where privileged or confidential information is included to demonstrate good cause for the release of a peace officer personnel records.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/27/2004
  • Published 07/27/2004

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Deborah A. Kwast, Public Defender, Kevin Phillips, Assistant Public Defender and Donald E. Landis, Jr., Deputy Public Defender for Petitioner., Joseph W. Fletcher, City Attorney and Paula J. Coleman, Assistant City Attorney for Real Party in Interest.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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