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The DNA Paternity Test: Legislating the Future Paternity Action

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Krim v., Inc., 402 F.3d 489, 501 (5th Cir. 2005)


Background:Investors brought Securities Act suits against corporation, individual directors, controlling shareholder, and investment bankers, alleging false registration statement.

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"DNA analysis seeks to establish a match between the DNA of a particular individual ( e.g. a suspect) and a “mystery” sample ( e.g. from a crime scene), essentially by quantifying and narrowing the universe of possible sources of the DNA. (FN62)”

“FN62.See3 DAVID L. FAIGMAN ET AL., MODERN SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE: THE LAW AND SCIENCE OF EXPERT TESTIMONY§ 24-9.2 (2d ed. 2002) (“DNA typing is capable of exceedingly high discrimination, and in favorable circumstances it can be shown that only one person in several billion could have been the source of the evidence bloodstain.”) . . .cf.Miller v. Albright,523 U.S. 420, 484-85, 118 S.Ct. 1428, 140 L.Ed.2d 575 (1998)(Breyer, J., dissenting) (citing E. Donald Shapiro et al.,The DNA Paternity Test: Legislating the Future Paternity Action,7 J.L. &HEALTH 1, 29 (1992-1993), for the proposition that ‘current testing methods can determine probability of paternity to 99.999999% accuracy’).”

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