A long-shot federal lawsuit that accuses judges, lawyers and other professionals in San Diego County family court of engaging in a wide-ranging racketeering scheme to run up legal fees and court charges was dismissed but will get a review by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The case was filed three years ago by the California Coalition for Families and Children, a San Diego group that accused family court participants of conspiring to delay cases and impose orders that drive up costs in divorce and custody fights.
“The divorce industry nationwide has been taking advantage of families and children for decades through encouraging harmful conflict and needless over-lawyering, fraudulent psychology and conflict-inducing ‘appointed counsel,’” coalition executive director Colbern Stuart said in a news release.
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