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California Court of Appeal

Michaely v. Michaely, B186705

In dissolution proceedings first commenced in January 1995, further judgment on reserved issues entered in August 2005 involvng financial issues and sanctions imposed on husband based on his conduct during his deposition in 1999 is affirmed over claims that: 1) the 1999 order that husband sit for another deposition was an abuse of discretion; 2) the discovery referee's report was procedurally defective; 3) the sanctions order was an abuse of discretion; 4) the court erred by adopting the referee's report based on wife's collateral estoppel argument; and 5) the final judgment must be reversed because the court ordered support in excess of that recommended by the referee.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/16/2007
  • Published 05/10/2007




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Law Offices of Gene W. Choe, Los Angeles, and Nicholas Tepper for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Freid and Goldsman, APLC, Gary J. Cohen, Los Angeles, and Elizabeth Yazdany for Respondent.
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