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Israel Stinson v. Children’s Hospital LA – the LASC Lawsuit

Israel Stinson was declared dead in early April 2016.  But his parents were able to continue organ support by obtaining court injunctions and stays in state and federal court.  They later transferred him to Guatemala.  He is now in Los Angeles.   

The Los Angeles Superior Court is now the 4th court to be involved in this case.  Previous rulings were issued by Placer County Superior Court, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

On  Thursday, Israel’s mother obtained an ex parte temporary restraining order against Children’s Hospital LA.

An order to show cause re preliminary injunction is scheduled for September 9, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.   Any opposition is to be filed and served by Septem­ber 1, 2016, and any reply is to be filed and served by September 6, 2016.

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