No. 78-3.

441 U.S. 347 (1979)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 24, 1979.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Thomas E. Greer argued the cause for appellant. With him on the brief was Robert D. Tisinger.

A. Montague Miller argued the cause and filed a brief for appellee.

MR. JUSTICE STEWART announced the judgment of the Court and delivered an opinion, in which THE CHIEF JUSTICE, MR. JUSTICE REHNQUIST, and MR. JUSTICE STEVENS joined.

Under § 105-1307 of the Georgia Code (1978) (hereinafter Georgia statute),1 the mother of an illegitimate child can sue for the wrongful death of that child. A father who has legitimated a child can also sue for the wrongful death...

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