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Supreme Court of California Allows Jahi McMath Case to Proceed

defendants in Jahi McMath’s state medical malpractice 
lawsuit have tried again and again (unsuccessfully) to resolve the
life/death issue at the pleadings stage.

The trial
court twice rejected their motions.  In July, the Court of Appeal affirmed.
 The defendants then petitioned the California Supreme Court for review.
 At the end of August, the court denied the petition (No. S236072).

Now the case may proceed before the trial court.  The parties just filed case
management statements
a trial between 20 and 45 days long.

The trial
will likely be bifurcated.  That way, the life/death issue (which is
relevant to the amount of damages) only gets tried if liability is first

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