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Wynn v. Superior Court of Fresno County, F056975

Trial court order denying plaintiff's petition for an order correcting her original birth certificate is reversed where: 1) plaintiff qualifies as an interested person who may bring an action to adjudicate her parentage, and thus the trial court has the authority to adjudicate the facts concerning a possible biological relationship between mother and daughter; and 2) the trial court has the authority and the obligation to order the issuance of a new birth certificate if its determination of the existence of a biological mother-child relationship differs from that shown on the child's original birth certificate.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/04/2009
  • Published 08/04/2009



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • California Indian Legal Services, Michele R. Fahley and Dorinda Strmiska for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Defendant and Respondent.
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