California Supreme Court Watch

Jul 27, 2022
In re Z.T., S274842.

#22-216 In re Z.T., S274842. (A163190; nonpublished opinion; Contra Costa County Superior Court; J2100028, J2100029, J2100030.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal in a juvenile dependency proceeding. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in In re D.P., S267429 (#21-251), which presents the following issues: (1) Is an appeal of a juvenile court’s jurisdictional finding moot when a parent asserts that he or she has been or will be stigmatized by the finding? (2) Is an appeal of a juvenile court’s jurisdictional finding moot when a parent asserts that he or she may be barred from challenging a current or future placement on the Child Abuse Central Index as a result of the finding?

Petition for review granted; briefing deferred: 7/27/2022

See the Court of Appeal Opinion.