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In re Vanessa M., A109479

Order declaring a minor child a dependent of the court and removing her from her father's custody is reversed where an evidence sanction barring testimony from the child's father after his repeated absence and tardiness violated the father's due process rights.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/25/2006
  • Published 04/25/2006


  • SIMONS, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Deborah Dentler, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant., Richard E. Winnie, County Counsel and Calvin James, Assistant County Counsel, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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