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Babcock v. Superior Court
California Court of Appeal
29 Cal. App. 4th 721, 35 Cal. Rptr. 2d 462 (1994)
Denise DiGiovanni, the ex-wife of Dennis DiGiovanni, suspected that community funds had been wrongfully used to help finance a house and luxury automobile for Dennis and his cohabitating partner, Jamie Babcock. Denise served subpoenas on two banks and an automobile dealership to produce Babcock’s loan documents. Babcock moved to quash the subpoenas, impose sanctions, or have an in-camera inspection of the records. Denise moved to compel production. The trial court denied the motion to quash, imposed sanctions on Babcock, and granted the motion to compel but not for Babcock’s tax returns. Babcock appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Gilbert, J.)
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