Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Baker Manock & Jensen v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 21, 2009)

It's a disqualification case involving a will contest. Nothing manifestly special.

But am I reading it wrong? Is there bad blood between the Fifth Appellate District and Judge Kazanjian? Because Justice Vartabedian seems to go out of his way to slam the trial court.

Not over the top. Not effusively. But repeatedly. Like death by a thousand cuts.

Judge Kazanjian was elected just after Justice Vartabedian was elevated, so they weren't on the same bench together. It just seems like there's something there.

Maybe I'm imagining things. Read the opinion and see what you think.