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June 17, 2011

Andrew Bergh: Adoption complicates suit over father's death

Special to the Journal

Nome Edonna loved Edward Hintz like a father.

That's certainly no surprise since Edward was, in fact, Nome's biological dad. So when Edward tragically died in a car crash while riding his motorcycle, his natural son's grief and sense of loss were very real. Because Nome had years earlier been legally adopted by his former stepfather, however, his subsequent wrongful death suit against the other driver hit a huge roadblock.

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