No. E080000.

94 Cal.App.5th 579 (2023)

JENNIFER ANN HATLEY, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. JAMES BRADDY SOUTHARD, Defendant and Respondent.

Court of Appeals of California, Fourth District, Division Two.

August 1, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Morrison & Foerster, Robert W. May , James R. Sigel , Joel F. Wacks ; Morgan O'Neill Mitruka , Emani N. Oakley ; Family Violence Appellate Project, Cory Hernandez , Jodi Lewis and Jennafer Dorfman Wagner for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Benjamin G. Shatz , Andrew Satenberg , Stephanie Roeser , Ryan Patterson and Lauren Chee for California Women's Law Center as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

No appearance for Defendant and Respondent.


A woman sought a domestic violence restraining order (DVRO) against her estranged husband. The trial court denied her petition while indicating that her allegations of a pattern of control and isolation by limiting her access to money, communication, and transportation did not fall within the statutory definition...

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