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Man sues over take-home paternity test

Posted at 9:57 AM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 09:57:49-05

BALTIMORE (AP) — It would have made for an exciting episode of “Maury” or one of those other TV shows where people fight each other over paternity. But instead, a Baltimore man’s beef against a take-home paternity test is headed for court.

The man says the paternity test he took indicated he was the father of a 1-year-old girl. But two later tests said he wasn’t — and he went to see an attorney.

Now the man is suing the DNA test company for $75,000 for the cost of supporting the child and her mother — and the pain of learning he wasn’t the father.

The Daily Record of Baltimore, which reported the story, says it reached out to the DNA testing company — but couldn’t get a comment for its story.