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Suleman wins latest legal round

August 7, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Santa Ana judge has ruled that octuplet mother Nadya Suleman does not need a court-appointed guardian to oversee her children's finances.The 4th District Court of Appeals issued a stay on a lower court order appointing an attorney to oversee the babies' finances.

Former "Donna Reed Show" star Paul Peterson filed the original petition asking for the guardian.

Peterson is the head of a private group calling for the fair treatment of children in entertainment. However, the appeals court says Peterson has no legal standing to make the request.

A reality show about Suleman's family is scheduled to begin next month.

City News Service and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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