Sunday, September 16, 2012

Clark v. Jeter case brief

1. Case: Clark v. Jeter (US 1988)

a. Held:

•The ct. struck down a Pa. statute which put a 6-year S of L on child support/paternity suits brought by illegitimate child.

Test: (1) The period for obtaining support must be sufficiently long enough to present a reasonable opportunity for those with an interest in such to assert claims on their behalf.
(2) Any time limitation placed on that opportunity must be substantially related to the State's interest in avoiding the litigation of stale or fraudulent claims.

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