Topic 3: Who Has Rights Under the Act

List of cases for Topic #3 arranged by state in reverse-chronological order.

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Alabama

S.H. v. Calhoun County Dep't of Human Res., 798 So. 2d 684 (Ala. Civ. App. 2001) - [Topic - #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #13, #14]

S.A. v. E.J.P, 571 So. 2d 1187 (Ala. Civ. App. 1990) - [Topic - #1, #3]


Alaska

Bruce L. v. W.E., 247 P.3d 966 (Alaska 2011) - [Topic - #1, #3, #13, #18]- Added 09/2011

Ted W. v. State, 204 P.3rd 333 (Alaska 2009) - [Topic - #1, #3, #10, #11] - Added 09/2010

Ted W. v. State, 204 P.3d 333 (Alaska 2009) - [Topic - #3] - Added 09/2008

Pam R. v. State, 185 P.3d 67 (Alaska 2008) – [Topic - #3, #9] - Added 11/2009

Starr v. George, 175 P.3d 50 (Alaska 2008) - [Topic - #1, #3, #9] - Added 4/2008

Gilbert M. v. State, 139 P.3d 581 (Alaska 2006) - [Topic - #1, #3, #12]

In re Bernard A., 77 P.3d 4 (Alaska 2003) - [Topic - #3, #16, #18]

E.A. v. State, 46 P.3d 986 (Alaska 2002) - [Topic - #3, #12, #13, #14]

V.D. v. State, 991 P.2d 214 (Alaska 1999) - [Topic - #3]

In re N.P.S., 868 P.2d 934 (Alaska 1994) - [Topic - #3, #16, #18]

In re W.E.G., 710 P.2d 410 (Alaska 1985) - [Topic - #3, #16, #18]

A.B.M. v. M.H., 651 P.2d 1170 (Alaska 1982) - [Topic - #1, #3, #14, #17, #18]

E.A. v. State, 623 P.2d 1210 (Alaska 1981) - [Topic - #1, #3, #16]


Arizona

Jared P. v. Glade T., 209 P.3rd 157 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #1, #3, #11, #13, #20] - Added 09/2010

State v. Zaman, 946 P.2d 459 (Ariz. 1997) - [Topic - #2, #3]

In re Maricopa County Juvenile Action No. JD-6982 , 922 P.2d 319 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1996) - [Topic - #3, #7]

In re Maricopa County Juvenile Action No. A-25525 , 667 P.2d 228 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1983) - [Topic - #1, #3]

In re Pima County Juvenile Action No. S-903 , 635 P.2d 187 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1981) - [Topic - #3, #7]


Arkansas

No relevant cases have been found.


California

In re C.B., 117 Cal. Rptr. 3d 846 (Ct. App. 2010) - [Topic - #1, #3, #4, #12, #13] - Added 09/2011

In re Grace C., 119 Cal.Rptr.3d 474 (App. Ct. 2010) - [Topic - #1, #3, #4] - Added 09/2011

In re Kyle E., 111 Cal. Rptr. 3d 199 (Cal. Ct. App. 2010) - [Topic - #2, #4, #17] - Added 09/2008

In re Skyler H., 112 Ca. Rptr. 3d 892 (Cal. Ct. App. 2010) - [Topic - #1, #3, #4]- Added 09/2008

In re G.L., 99 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 356 (Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #1, #2, #3, #4, #11, #16] - Added 09/2010

In re Holly B., 92 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 80 (Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #1, #3, #4] - Added 09/2010

In re B.R., 97 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 890 (Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #1, #3, #4, #20] - Added 09/2010

R.R. v Superior Ct., 103 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 110 (Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #1,#2, #3 #4, #5, #7, #11] - Added 09/2010

In re E.G., 88 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 871 (Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #1, #3, #4] - Added 09/2010

In re Shane G., 83 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 513 (Ct. App. 2008) - [Topic - #1, #3, #4] - Added 09/2010

In re B.R., 97 Cal.Rptr.3d 890 (Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #3, #4, #20] - Added 09/2008

In re G.L., 99 Cal.Rptr.3d 356 (Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #3, #4, #16] - Added 09/2008

In re David H., 82 Cal.Rptr.3d 81 (Ct. App. 2008) - [Topic - #3, #6, #11] - Added 11/2009

Erika K. v. Brett D., 75 Cal.Rptr.3d 152 (Ct. App. 2008) – [Topic - #1, #3] - Added 11/2009

In re Esmeralda S., 80 Cal.Rptr.3d 585 (Ct. App. 2008) – [Topic - #1, #3, #4] - Added 11/2009

In re Aaron R., 29 Cal. Rptr. 3d 921 (Ct. App. 2005) - [Topic - #1, #3, #11, #18]

In re Jonathon S., 28 Cal. Rptr. 3d 495 (Ct. App. 2005) (certified for partial publication) - [Topic - #1, #2, #3, #4, #20]

In re Daniel M., 1 Cal. Rptr. 3d 897 (Ct. App. 2003) - [Topic - #3, #4, #20]

In re Brandon M., 63 Cal. Rptr. 2d 671 (Ct. App. 1997) - [Topic - #3, #5, #11, #16, #21]


Colorado

In re J.O., 170 P.3d 840 (Colo. 2007) - [Topic - #3, #4, #12, #13, #20] - Added 2/2008


Connecticut

No relevant cases have been found.


Delaware

No relevant cases have been found.


District of Colombia

No relevant cases have been found.


Florida

No relevant cases have been found.


Georgia

No relevant cases have been found.


Hawaii

No relevant cases have been found.


Idaho

No relevant cases have been found.


Illinois

No relevant cases have been found.


Indiana

No relevant cases have been found.


Iowa

In re N.N.E., 752 N.W.2d 1 (Iowa 2008) - [Topic - #3, #4, #14, #16] - Added 11/2009

In re H.N.B., 619 N.W.2d 340 (Iowa 2000) - [Topic - #1, #3, #11, #13, #17, #18]


Kansas

In re M.F., 206 P. 3rd 57 (Kan. Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #11, #12, #13, #20] - Added 09/2010


Kentucky

No relevant cases have been found.


Louisiana

No relevant cases have been found.


Maine

No relevant cases have been found.


Maryland

No relevant cases have been found.


Massachusetts

No relevant cases have been found.


Michigan

Empson-Laviolette v. Crago, 760 N.W.2d 793 (Mich. Ct. App. 2008) – [Topic - #1, #3, #11] - Added 11/2009

In re Kreft, 384 N.W.2d 843 (Mich. Ct. App. 1986) - [Topic - #3, #12, #13, #14, #20]


Minnesota

In re M.R.P – C., 794 N.W. 2d 373 (Minn. Ct. App. 2011) - [Topic - #1, #3] - Added 09/2011


Mississippi

No relevant cases have been found.


Missouri

No relevant cases have been found.


Montana

In re J.M., 218 P.3rd 1213 (Mont. 2009) - [Topic - #1, #3, #4, #5, #6, #11, #13, #14, #17] - Added 09/2010

In re Baby Girl Doe, 865 P.2d 1090 (Mont. 1993) - [Topic - #3, #16, #17]


Nebraska

In re Lawrence H., 743 N.W.2d 91 (Neb. Ct. App. 2007) - [Topic - #3, #7] - Added 2/2008


Nevada

In re Phillip A.C., II, 149 P.3d 51 (Nev. 2006) - [Topic - #1, #3, #5, #17, #20]


New Hampshire

No relevant cases have been found.


New Jersey

No relevant cases have been found.


New Mexico

In re Begay, 765 P.2d 1178 (N.M. Ct. App. 1988) - [Topic - #2, #3, #5, #20]


New York

In re Theresa BB., 882 N.Y.S.2d 580 (N.Y. App. Div. 2009) - [Topic - #1, #3] - Added 09/2010


North Carolina

In re Bluebird, 411 S.E.2d 820 (N.C. Ct. App. 1992) - [Topic - #3, #13, #14]


North Dakota

No relevant cases have been found.


Ohio

No relevant cases have been found.


Oklahoma

No relevant cases have been found.


Oregon

In re M.R.L., 2010 WL 3419696 (Or. Ct. App. 2010) - [Topic - #1, #2, #3, #11, #12] - Added 09/2010

Carson v. Carson, 13 P.3d 523 (Or. Ct. App. 2000) - [Topic - #3, #18]

In re Kirk, 11 P.3d 701 (Or. Ct. App. 2000) - [Topic - #1, #3, #10]

In re Shuey, 850 P.2d 378 (Or. Ct. App. 1993) - [Topic - #3, #5, #21]

In re Charles, 810 P.2d 393 (Or. Ct. App. 1991) - [Topic - #3, #4, #6, #12, #14, #21]

In re Charles, 688 P.2d 1354 (Or. Ct. App. 1984) - [Topic - #3, #6, #11, #12, #14]

In re Charloe, 640 P.2d 608 (Or. 1982) - [Topic - #3, #13, #21]


Pennsylvania

No relevant cases have been found.


Rhode Island

No relevant cases have been found.


South Carolina

No relevant cases have been found.


South Dakota

In re B.C. , 786 N.W. 2d 350 (S.D. 2010) – [Topic - #3] - Added 09/2011


Tennessee

No relevant cases have been found.


Texas

In re J.J.C., 302 S.W. 3rd. 896 (Tex. Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #1, #3, #4, #20] - Added 09/2010

In re R.R., Jr., 294 S.W. 3rd. 213 (Tex. Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #1, #3, #4, #20] - Added 09/2010

No relevant cases have been found.


Utah

In re C.D., 200 P.3d 194 (Utah Ct. App. 2008) – [Topic - #3, #12, #16] - Added 11/2009


Vermont

No relevant cases have been found.


Virginia

No relevant cases have been found.


Washington

In re Beach, 246 P.3d 845 (Wash. Ct. App. 2011) - [Topic - #1, #3, #16] - Added 09/2011

In re C.C.M., 202 P.3d 971 (Wash. Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #3, #4, #13, #21] - Added 11/2009

In re E.C., 115 Wash. App. 1032 (Wash. Ct. App. 2003) - [Topic - #3, #12, #13]


West Virginia

No relevant cases have been found.


Wisconsin

No relevant cases have been found.


Wyoming

No relevant cases have been found.


Circuit Courts of Appeals

Native Village of Venetie I.R.A. Council v. Alaska, 155 F.3d 1150 (9th Cir. 1998) - [Topic - #2, #3, #19, #20]


District Courts

Hansen v. Dohmen, 2008 WL 2020343 (D. Neb. 2008) - [Topic - #3] - Added 11/2009

Doe v. Mann (Mann I), 285 F. Supp. 2d 1229 (N.D. Cal. 2003) - [Topic - #2, #3, #9, #12, #16, #20]

Navajo Nation v. Superior Court, 47 F. Supp. 2d 1233 (E.D. Wash. 1999) - [Topic - #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #16, #17, #20]

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