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Jahi McMath Hearing on January 29, 2016

Judge Freedman

On January 8, the Alameda County Superior Court issued a tentative ruling that would again deny the defendants’ demurrers.  This ruling would again allow the family of Jahi McMath the opportunity to prove that she is now alive.

The next hearing on the defendants’ demurrers to the amended complaint is Friday, January 29, 2016.

In preparation for this hearing, both defendants have just filed supplemental briefs in support of their demurrers.  The McMath family will file an opposing brief by Wednesday.

In their new briefs, the defendants argue that Judge Grillo (from the 2013 and 2014 cases) retains jurisdiction over the life-death question.  Moreover, Judge Freedman (in the instant case), the defendants argue, cannot interfere with judgments that Judge Grillo already made.

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