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In re Nicole H., C065981

In an appeal from a judgment of the juvenile court denying appellant-minor's request for the appointment of a separate guardian ad litem to investigate a potential tort action against the county on her behalf, judgment is reversed because when a dependent minor has a potential tort claim against the county, the juvenile court must expeditiously appoint a separate guardian ad litem to act on behalf of the minor by overseeing the potential tort action and otherwise protecting the minor's interests prior to the initiation of civil proceedings.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/30/2011
  • Published 11/30/2011




  • California Court of Appeal