California Supreme Court Watch

May 16, 2017
#17-159 In re Samantha D., S240694. (B270405; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; DK12630.)

#17-159 In re Samantha D., S240694. (B270405; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; DK12630.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed orders in a juvenile dependency proceeding. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in In re R.T., S226416 (#15-92), which presents the following issue: Does Welfare and Institutions Code section 300, subdivision (b)(1), authorize dependency jurisdiction without a finding that parental fault or neglect is responsible for the failure or inability to supervise or protect the child?

Review granted, briefing deferred: 5/10/2017

See California Court of Appeal opinion