On 9/11/2001, we filed a suit against the California Department of Managed health Care, on behalf of 9 plaintiffs, alleging that DMHC was not complying with the law which created it, and asking for a writ of mandate.

After 3 amended complaints and 2 trips to the appellate court, we finally lost that case on 5/14/2008, when the Calif. Supreme Court refused to review the decision of the 3d District Court of Appeals.

The appellate court upheld the lower court's demurrer holding in effect that:

The decision was unpublished, except for item 7.

Since we remain convinced of the merit of our case, and for the benefit of those who follow, we have posted here some of the more critical documents from the mountain of paper generated during the 7 years of the litigation. For speed of access, we have converted them to HTML hwere possible.

If you would like for some of the other documents to be posted, please contact me at hsfrey at harp dot org.

Original Petition for Writ of Mandate, etc., 9/11/2001

Opening Brief for First Appeal, 7/30/02

Opening Brief for Second Appeal, 4/6/07

Second Appellate Decision, 2/29/08