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Judge rules to combine lawsuits against Schwarzenegger

Esteban Nunez, the son of former Calif. Assembly speaker Fabian Nunez, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a 2008 San Diego killing.

August 4, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A judge has upheld a ruling to combine two lawsuits seeking to reinstate the full manslaughter sentence for Esteban Nunez, son of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez.

The lawsuits say former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger violated state law when he failed to notify the victim's family that he was reducing Esteban Nunez's sentence just hours before he left office.