The California Supreme Court has dismissed Hollywood star Brad Pitts appeal in connection with the ongoing custody case with Angelina Jolie. In September 2021, Pitts lawyers petitioned the High Court to review the case after Judge John Oderkirk was disqualified, effectively overturning a previous ruling that had given Pitt the former couple five minors. He wants to spend more time with children.
According to the People tabloid, on October 27, the high court upheld the appellate courts’ disqualification decision in a ruling that said Petition, and denial of a stay.
A representative for Pitt said the court’s previous decision was based on a technical procedural issue. And not to review the Supreme Court’s decision that procedural issues do not alter factual evidence, which led the trial judge to his unequivocal conclusion that what does it have best interests of the children. Based on the detailed findings of independent experts, we will continue to do whatever is required by law.
Jolie’s lawyer said in a statement that the actress welcomed the decision. Jolie’s lawyer said, M / s. Jolie is focusing on her family and is happy that the well-being of her children is not guided, by unethical behaviour.
In July 2021, Ouderkirk was disqualified for “failure to make mandatory disclosure” regarding other legal proceedings involving Pitt’s legal counsel, which was “an objective person, to cast doubt on Ouderkirk’s impartiality in the case.” be aware of all the facts, read the court’s opinion.
In Pitt’s Petition, his lawyers argued that disqualifying Ouderkirk “effectively upheld the constitutionally authorized provisional justice system in California” and now “opens the door to disqualification challenges.” Jolie’s team argued that Oderkirk, who served as the couple’s judge, may have been biased in their decisions because he failed to continue or Pitt’s lawyers had asked him to disclose new cases. Or was he hired to oversee?
When Ouderkirk was hired in 2016, both sides listed his business relationship with the judge, and he was extended twice during his five-year custody battle. According to the Court of Appeal on this issue, there were additional matters that he was later appointed to judge, which he did not disclose to Jolie.
Attorney. Pitt’s lawyers claimed in the Petition that Jolie “was exposed to Judge Oderkirk’s significant professional history with Pitt’s counsel from the very beginning.”
However, for the time being, custody arrangements concerning their minor children – Pax, 17, Zahra, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 13, now follow a November 2018 agreement.