California Court of Appeals, Second District, Fifth Division
CONSERVATORSHIP OF the Person and ESTATE OF D.P., Public Guardian of the County of Los Angeles, Petitioner and Respondent,
D.P., Objector and Appellant.
[REVIEW GRANTED BY CAL. SUPREME COURT]
FOR PARTIAL PUBLICATION [*]]
Cal.Rptr.3d 513] APPEAL from an order of the Superior Court
of the County of Los Angeles, Robert Harrison, Judge.
Affirmed. (Los Angeles County Super. Ct. No. ZE041308)
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Lionel Haberman, under appointment by the Court of Appeal,
for Objector and Appellant.
appearance for Petitioner and Respondent.
Public Guardian of the County of Los Angeles (County) filed a
petition under the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (LPS Act)
(Welf. & Inst. Code, � 5000 et seq.) for reappointment as
the conservator of appellant D.P., alleging that he was
gravely disabled as the result of a mental disorder.
Following a trial at which the jury found D.P. to be gravely
disabled, the trial court granted the petition and ordered
reappointment of the County as D.P.’s conservator.
appeal from the reappointment order, D.P. contends, among
other things, that the trial court committed prejudicial
error by failing to instruct the jury on an element necessary
to the gravely disabled finding. In the published portion of
this opinion, we hold that the trial court properly
instructed the jury using the applicable statutory definition
of gravely disabled. In the unpublished portion this opinion,
we address and reject D.P.’s other contentions on appeal. We
therefore affirm the trial court’s reappointment order.
II. FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL