Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against DHHS by mother seeking contact
- Category: Child Protection Lawsuits
- Created: Saturday, 13 July 2019 03:50
- Written by Judy Harrison - BDN News
A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed an Eddington woman’s lawsuit that sought to force the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to allow her contact with her 7-year-old daughter, who in May was living with her father’s girlfriend in Ellsworth under an agency safety plan.
U.S. District Court Judge Lance Walker said the case belonged in state court because “federal courts do not have jurisdiction to issue child custody decrees.”
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