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Name: Justin L. v. Superior Court (Los Angeles)
Case #: B206462
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 2 DCA
Division: 3
Opinion Date: 08/14/2008

Failure to comply with ICWA necessitated writ review. The parents filed a petition for extraordinary writ challenging the adjudication and disposition orders. The appellate court granted the writ and remanded because of the department’s failure to notify the appropriate Indian tribes. The court expressed its weariness of appeals based on the department’s failure to comply with ICWA, and published the opinion “to call attention to the persistent failure of the juvenile court and the department to fulfill their obligations under ICWA.”