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Name: In re K.A.
Case #: B227997
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 2 DCA
Division: 4
Opinion Date: 11/08/2011

Dispositional orders made on rehearing after deadline provided by statute are not invalid because statute provided no remedy and the delay did not cause prejudice. On August 20, 2010, a juvenile court referee issued dispositional orders. On August 26, DCFS applied for a rehearing, which was granted. The rehearing was continued once and heard on October 29, and dispositional orders were made. Father challenged the rehearing as untimely under rule 5.542(e) which requires that the rehearing be held within 10 days of the order granting it. The appellate court rejected the challenge and affirmed. DCFS requested a hearing within…

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