(California Court of Appeal) – Held that California law explicitly authorized a district attorney to subpoena and use a sexually violent predator’s medical records in proceedings under the Sexually Violent Predator Act. The individual sought to be discharged from the custody of a state hospital where he had been committed.
(California Court of Appeal) – Held that a man could not be committed as a mentally disordered offender under the California Penal Code because a statutory prerequisite was not met. He had not received at least 90 days of treatment for his severe mental disorder in the year before being paroled. Reversed the commitment order.
(California Court of Appeal) – Affirmed a physician’s convictions of three counts of second-degree murder for prescribing high doses and large quantities of controlled substances such as opioids that led to overdoses.
(United States Seventh Circuit) – Affirmed a dermatologist’s criminal conviction on health care fraud charges, in a case that involved billing insurance companies for non-covered cosmetic surgical procedures by categorizing them as treatments of skin lesions.
(California Court of Appeal) – Reversed the denial of an individual’s petition to be conditionally released from the state hospital, where he had been committed two decades earlier after being found not guilty of murdering his father by reason of insanity. Held that the trial court must grant his request for an independent expert to …