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 Hanson Bridgett Successfully Represents the State of California
-Moves to Terminate Class Action in Juvenile Parole Revocation System Matter

Hanson Bridgett LLP announced today that it successfully moved to terminate a seven-year-old class action case that was brought against the State of California challenging the constitutionality of California’s juvenile parole revocation process. Judge Lawrence K. Karlton presided over the matter in California’s Eastern District Court.

The court originally found that the State did not provide juvenile parolees with adequate due process and equal protection rights and required the State to overhaul its juvenile parole revocation system. During the past four years, the State has transformed the system including approving new legislation resulting in a dramatic drop in the number of juvenile parolees in California.

“We are extremely pleased that the State’s good work has been recognized and that justice has been served in terminating this case,” said Paul B. Mello, Hanson Bridgett Partner. “Judge Karlton has rightly ordered that there is simply no authority to extend this matter for five more years as plaintiffs’ counsel requested.”

Judge Karlton’s order, issued on March 29, 2013, will terminate the case in late June after the last scheduled parole hearing has taken place and after the last juvenile parolee is released from custody after serving a full term.

Hanson Bridgett is a law firm with more than 150 attorneys in offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, the North Bay, Silicon Valley and the East Bay. Serving clients since 1958, we are well known in Northern California and have earned a national reputation in many of our practice areas.

Our diverse client list includes large national and global companies as well as many governmental entities, regional businesses and individuals. While we keep true to our California roots, our work increasingly takes us across state and national borders.

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