Cited Article

The DNA Paternity Test: Legislating the Future Paternity Action

Case Citation

Ryan v. United States, 534 F.3d 828, 831 (8th Cir. 2008)

Background

Individuals brought action under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), asserting that two of them had been switched at birth in 1946 and sent home with the wrong mothers due to the negligence of the United States.

Citing Quote

“The plaintiffs conceded at oral argument that DNA testing was available in the 1990s, and we take judicial notice of the accuracy of this concession. E. Donald Shapiro et al.,The DNA Paternity Test: Legislating the Future Paternity Action, 7 J.L. & Health 1, 29 (1992-1993).

Article Publication Date

1992

Volume

7

Issue

1