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Asvesta v. Petroutsas, No. 08-15365

In a petition for return of a child under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Convention), the District Court's order extending comity to a Greek court's denial of Respondent's petition pursuant to the Convention is reversed where the Greek court misapplied the provisions of the Convention, relied on unreasonable factual findings, and contradicted the principles and objectives of the Convention.

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Appellate Information

Argued Submitted July 14, 2008

Submitted August 28, 2009

Filed September 4, 2009


Opinion by Judge Paez


For Petitioner:

Renee C. Day, Hoover & Bechtel, LLP, San Jose, CA

Kelly A. Powers, Miles & Stockbridge P.C., Towson, MD

For Respondent:

Carmenella Athena Roussos, Elk Grove, CA