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Tentative ruling: Judge rules against Jahi McMath's family in civil case

OAKLAND, Calif. In a tentative ruling that could cost the family of Jahi McMath millions of dollars, an Alameda County Superior Court judge said he was inclined to uphold previous determinations that the Oakland girl who made worldwide headlines has died. The debate over whether Jahi died following a tonsil surgery gone wrong at Children's Hospital Oakland in December 2013 has raged for more than a year. Her family refused to accept medical and legal declarations that she was brain-dead and moved her to New Jersey, where she remains on organ-support machines. If the girl is alive, she could sue her surgeon and hospital for millions of dollars, legal experts say. If she is dead, she...

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