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Ortega v. Sacramento County Dep't of Health & Human Serv., C054262

In a case against Child Protective Services for the release of a minor who was later stabbed by her father, summary judgment for defendant based on immunity under Government Code section 820.2 is affirmed where the Legislature has chosen to immunize government employees from liability for discretionary acts "whether or not discretion be abused" even though such discretion is exercised badly.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/01/2008
  • Published 04/01/2008

Judges

  • SIMS, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • The Law Office, Edward P. Dudensing, Sacramento, and Christopher S. Buckley for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Evans, Wieckowski & Ward, Carol A. Wieckowski and Cathleen Fralick, Sacramento, for Defendants and Respondents.
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