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Thornburg v. El Centro Reg'l Med. Ctr., D047004

Judgment on the pleadings in favor of defendant, in case where defendant charged $2 a page for copies of patients' medical records, is reversed as, by its terms, Evidence Code section 1158, limiting copy charges to no more than 10 cents a page for medical records, contemplates private enforcement by patients.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/22/2006
  • Published 09/22/2006

Judges

  • BENKE, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Niddrie, Fish & Buchanan and Michael H. Fish, San Diego;  Huffman & Kostas and James C. Kostas, San Diego;  Law Offices of Sheldon A. Ostroff and Sheldon A. Ostroff, San Diego;  Law Offices of Barron Ramos and Barron Ramos, Del Mar, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Martha L. McGill;  DiCaro, Coppo & Popcke and Michael R. Popcke, Carlsbad, for Defendant and Respondent.
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