No. 82-1093.

116 Wis.2d 150 (1984)

341 N.W.2d 682

IN RE the PATERNITY OF R.W.L.: W.R.W., Appellant, v. Jack BARTHOLOMEW, Guardian ad Litem for R.W.L., Respondent.

Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Decided January 4, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For the appellant there were briefs by James R. Hill, Appleton, and oral argument by Mr. Hill.

For the respondent there was a brief by John S. (Jack) Bartholomew and Bartholomew & Greenhill, Shawano, and oral argument by John S. (Jack) Bartholomew.

Amicus curiae brief was filed by William H. Wilker, assistant attorney general, with whom on the brief was Bronson C. La Follette, attorney general.


This appeal, on certification by the court of appeals, is from an order of the circuit court for Menominee and Shawano counties, Michael G. Eberlein, Circuit Judge, denying an alleged father's motion to dismiss a paternity action commenced by the guardian ad litem for R.W.L., a minor. The court of appeals certified the appeal to this court "to determine whether an illegitimate child may bring a paternity action under sec. 767.45(1) (a), Stats...

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