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Jameson v. Desta, 230899

Reversed and remanded an order that had granted non-suit in favor of the defendant in a malpractice action against the defendant doctor for medical treatment that plaintiff received while incarcerated. Plaintiff qualified for a waiver of court filing fees because of his financial means which also qualified him for a waiver of court reporter fees, but the trial court did not provide him with a court reporter when it granted non-suit because of its policy to only provide court reports when paid for by the litigants. In reversing non-suit, the California Supreme Court determined that the failure to provide a court reporter and provide a record of the decision was not a harmless error.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/07/05


  • Cantil-Sakauye


  • Supreme Court of California


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