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California Court Throws Out Octomom Guardianship Case

It’s the Octomom vs. celebrity attorney Gloria Allred!  Battling in the California Court of Appeals over the rights of a stranger to intercede to protect children whom he’s never met, just because they’re on TV.  Well, and because there are 8 babies, plus 6 other kids, and a mom with no husband and no job.

While Octomom Nadya Suleman has captured the interest of the nation for the mind-blowing number of children she’s given birth to in the last few years, her court case has peaked the interest of guardianship attorneys across the country.  Why?  Because it addresses a unique question:  To what lengths should the law allow court intervention to protect children . . . should a complete stranger be able to haul a parent into court? 

A few months after Suleman gave birth to her now famous (or infamous) octuplets in January, 2009, a self-proclaimed champion of celebrity children filed a guardianship proceeding seeking to protect the kids.  He asked for an independent guardian to be appointed to

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