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Nickolas F. v. Superior Ct. (San Diego County Health & Human Servs. Agency), D048652

Petition for review of denial of family reunification services is denied as the juvenile court has: 1) authority, under Welfare and Institutions Code section 385 to change, modify, or set aside any court order of any person subject to its jurisdiction sua sponte, after providing the parties with notice and the opportunity to be heard; and 2) authority, under California Constitution, article VI, section 1, to reconsider its prior interim orders to prevent a miscarriage of justice, provided that the court does not violate the constitutional rights of the parties.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/25/2006
  • Published 10/25/2006


  • AARON, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Law Offices of Christopher R. Booth, Christopher R. Booth, and Robert Gulemi for Petitioner., No Appearance for Real Party In Interest., Steven J. Carroll, Public Defender, and Dana Feuling, Deputy Public Defender, for Minors.

  • For Appellees:
  • John J. Sansone, County Counsel, John E. Phillips, Chief Deputy County Counsel, and Paula J. Roach, Deputy County Counsel, for Respondent.
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