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San Diego County Dep't of Social Services v. Superior Court, D046956

Writ of mandate is issued directing the juvenile court to vacate its order requiring payment, from county funds, for independent counsel on behalf of a dependent child to investigate a potential civil suit against the county because the juvenile court made a prohibited gift of public funds.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/02/2005
  • Published 12/02/2005


  • McINTYRE, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • John J. Sansone, County Counsel, Susan Strom, Chief Deputy County Counsel, Erica B. Gardner, Deputy County Counsel, for Petitioner., Steven J. Carrol, Public Defender, Dana Feuling, and Paul Richards, Deputy Public Defenders, for Real Party in Interest.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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