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Yvette M. Palazuelos

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Yvette M. Palazuelos
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Current Court Information:
Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California
Title:   Judge
Salary:  $
Appointed by:   Gov. Gray Davis
Active:   2000-2021
Past post:   Assistant attorney, United States Attorney's Office
Past term:   1990-2000
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Stanford University
Law School:   Columbia University
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Los Angeles County Superior Court
Position:  Not on ballot
State:  California
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election vote:  ApprovedA

Yvette M. Palazuelos is a judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California. She was appointed by former governor Gray Davis in June 2000.[1][2] She was re-elected in 2014 for a term that expires in January of 2021.[3][4]



See also: California judicial elections, 2014
Palazuelos ran for re-election to the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
As an unopposed incumbent, she was automatically re-elected without appearing on the ballot.[3]


Palazuelos received a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a J.D. from Columbia University.[5]


Notable cases

Concert promoter not guilty in Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit

Michael Jackson's family lost a $1.5 billion negligence lawsuit against AEG Live, the promoter for Jackson's comeback tour. The tour was brought to an abrupt end before it even began when the "King of Pop" died in 2009. Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 when a coroner's report found that Jackson had died from an overdose of a drug administered by the doctor. Jackon's mother, Katherine Jackson filed the negligence lawsuit, claiming that AEG Live was responsible for hiring an incompetent doctor.

The trial was presided over by Judge Palazuelos and lasted 21 weeks. The jurors ruled in favor of AEG.[6][7]

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