No. H038295.

219 Cal.App.4th 409 (2013)

161 Cal. Rptr. 3d 794

CHRISTOPHER SORENSON, Petitioner, v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF MONTEREY COUNTY, Respondent; THE PEOPLE et al., Real Parties in Interest.

Court of Appeals of California, Sixth District.

September 4, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James S. Egar , Public Defender, and Donald Earl Landis, Jr. , Assistant Public Defender, for Petitioner.

Dean D. Flippo , District Attorney, and Glenn Pesenhofer , Deputy District Attorney, for Real Party in Interest the People.

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, James M. Chadwick and David E. Snyder for Real Party in Interest The Monterey County Herald.



The County of Monterey in two separate proceedings sought to involuntarily commit petitioner Christopher Sorenson, pursuant to the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (Welf. & Inst. Code, § 5000 et seq.; LPS Act or Act).1 These Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) conservatorship proceedings resulted in two jury trials, occurring in June and November 2011, to determine whether Sorenson was...

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