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Name: In re Rachel M.
Case #: D042607
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 4 DCA
Division: 1
Opinion Date: 12/04/2003
Subsequent History: Rev. den. 3/3/04

Appellant's parental rights were terminated following a section 366.26 proceeding, and she petitioned for a writ of error coram vobis to vacate the judgment based on new evidence. The petition claimed a new hearing was necessary to consider comments by the minor's grandmother suggesting that her agreement to adopt the minor was the result of coercion. (A declaration from grandmother stated that she wanted guardianship, but was told that the permanent plan was adoption so if she did not agree to adoption, the social worker had 42 other families who would.) The appellate court denied the petition,…

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