The state Court of Appeals yesterday reversed the Appellate Division, First Department, and ruled that equitable estoppel should be invoked to prevent a man from disproving that he is the biological father of a 10-year-old girl. The 4-1 Court of Appeals ruled in Matter of Commissioner of Social Services v. Julio J., 57, that it would not be in the best interests of the child to allow the father to disavow paternity through a DNA test.
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