Case Law Summary 07-26-16

By |2017-09-05T10:53:15-06:00July 26th, 2016|Case Law Summary|

Click to open a PDF 2016-07-26 Case Law Summary Case Law Summary – July 26, 2016 Friends, There was a published opinion from the court of appeals on July 14, holding that a dependency court could not impose attorney’s fees as a discovery sanction against the government.  The court of appeals’ analysis of the doctrine of [...]

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Case Law Summary 07-19-16

By |2017-09-05T10:53:15-06:00July 19th, 2016|Case Law Summary|

Click to open a PDF 2016-07-19 Case Law Summary 2016-07-19 Case Law Summary Friends, One unpublished opinion of note from last week, involving the peculiar nuances between a respondent and a special respondent in a D&N case.  As the court of appeals has made clear, a person must have both a legal relationship with a child [...]

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Case Law Summary 07-12-16

By |2017-09-05T10:53:15-06:00July 12th, 2016|Case Law Summary|

Click to open a PDF 2016-07-12 Case Law Summary Case Law Summary – July 12, 2016 Friends, The court of appeals did not release any unpublished or published dependency and neglect opinions last week.  So this week let’s turn our attention to constitutionalizing issues in a dependency and neglect case—a tall order, but not an impossible [...]

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Case Law Summary 07-05-16

By |2017-09-05T10:53:15-06:00July 5th, 2016|Case Law Summary|

Click to open a PDF 2016-07-05 Case Law Summary Case Law Summary – July 5, 2016 Friends, One unpublished case of note last week, with a depressingly common reminder about how the court of appeals views parental unfitness: through the departments’ lens.  I think this is an issue that is fertile for some new thinking—my suggestions [...]

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