Haas/Yaqub rule

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The Haas/Yaqub rule is a California legal precedent to avoid financial conflict of interests in administrative proceedings, such as peer review.

The California Supreme Court held in Haas that subsequent administrative appellate review cannot cure the defect, even if the appeal conducts an independent trial de novo. Haas v. County of San Bernardino, 27 Cal.4th 1017, 1034-35 (2002) (quoting Ward v. Village of Monroeville, 409 U.S. 57, 61-62 (1972)).