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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Adult Adoption Nullified

From USA Today:

A Florida appeals court has nullified a polo mogul's adoption of his 42-year-old girlfriend in an apparent bid to tap his children's trust fund and shield his assets from the family of a student he killed in a drunken crash.

The 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that John Bailey Goodman, founder of the International Polo Club in Palm Beach, had not notified his two children, their mother, their guardian or the parents of 23-year-old Scott Wilson, who had sued him for wrongful death over the February 2010 crash and were seeking damages.

Read more here.


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Anyone interested in knowing more about this important topic (and the related question of whether, post-adoption, they can be prosecuted for incest) can download my law review article here

I also published a Slate article on the Goodman case, which can be found here


Posted by: Professor Terry L. Turnipseed | Apr 20, 2013 6:02:40 AM

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