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San Joaquin County Dep-t of Child Support Serv. v. Winn, C054387

In county's action seeking to establish defendant's paternity for purposes of obtaining an order that he pay child support and furnish health insurance for his children, defendant's appeal from an order granting a motion for genetic testing and providing that a proposed statement of decision would become the court's judgment if no one objected within 15 days, is dismissed where: 1) the mere "proposed statement of decision" did not make it a judgment from which an appeal could be taken; 2) the genetic testing order was not appealable as a collateral order; and 3) the underlying paternity action did not elevate to the level of importance warranting treating the appeal as a writ application.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/27/2008
  • Published 05/27/2008


  • ROBIE, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Douglas M. Press, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Paul Reynaga, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Sharon Quinn, Deputy Attorney General, for Plaintiff and Respondent., Law Office of Bruce P. Zelis, Bruce P. Zelis, Walnut Creek, for Defendant and Appellant.
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