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54 Cal. 3d 868 *; 820 P.2d 181 **; 2 Cal. Rptr. 2d 79 ***; 1991 Cal. LEXIS 5401 ****; 91 Daily Journal DAR 14722
DONALD PAUL CHRISTENSEN et al., Petitioners, v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Respondent; PASADENA CREMATORIUM OF ALTADENA et al., Real Parties in Interest
Subsequent History: [****1] Petitioners' application for a rehearing was denied January 23, 1992. Arabian, J., did not participate therein. Mosk, J., and Kennard, J., were of the opinion that the application should be granted.
Prior History: Superior Court of Los Angeles County, No. C634121, Barnet M. Cooperman, Judge.
Disposition: The judgment of the Court of Appeal is modified to direct the superior court to conform its order on standing to sue to reflect the views expressed herein.
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