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David F. Herr and Haley Schaffer Win Argument Before the Minnesota Supreme Court for Client Contesting Paternity Ruling

May 18, 2011

David F. Herr, Haley Schaffer, and Sarah Riskin, attorneys in Maslon's Litigation Practice Group, successfully represented a Maslon client protesting a paternity adjudication before the Minnesota Supreme Court. The Court of Appeals had concluded that the client, a mother, lacked standing to appeal a determination of her own child's paternity and therefore dismissed the mother's appeal of a District Court Order on the court's own initiative. Herr, Schaffer and Riskin challenged that ruling and, as a result, the Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court held that a mother has standing to appeal the determination of the paternity of her child—an issue not taken up since 1956.

David Herr is a highly regarded appellate lawyer and complex case litigator. He is frequently sought out to provide practical and sophisticated advice on how to resolve difficult, multi-party disputes in trial courts and arbitral forums, as well as in the appellate courts.

Haley Schaffer focuses her practice on trial and appellate work in cases involving complex business disputes. She has significant experience representing clients in all stages of litigation, arbitration and appeals.


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