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Name: In re I.A.
Case #: A131432
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 1 DCA
Division: 1
Opinion Date: 12/19/2011
Subsequent History: Opn. modified on 1/17/12

Father’s appeal challenging jurisdictional findings regarding his conduct properly dismissed where father did not also challenge the court’s jurisdictional orders regarding mother. A petition was sustained which alleged that the minor tested positive for cocaine at birth and that mother’s substance abuse interfered with her ability to care for the minor. The petition also alleged domestic violence between mother and father. On appeal, Father contended that the jurisdictional findings involving his conduct should be vacated because they were not supported by substantial evidence, but he did not challenge the jurisdictional findings regarding mother. The appellate court declined to address father’s issue because even if accepted, it would not justify a reversal of the court’s jurisdictional ruling or the grant of any other relief.