DonJuan an unwed father of filed a paternity action in Utah prior to the birth of his child. Father failed to include a sworn statement in compliance with Utah Code 78B-6-121(3) as required by 78B-6-120. 78B-6-120 also requires strict compliance with the requirements. When DonJuan was made aware of the defect, he filed an amended petition. The trial court dismissed the action. DonJuan appealed. The Court of Appeals certified the matter to the Supreme Court.
Full opinion available at: http://www.utcourts.gov/opinions/supopin/Donjuan112211.pdf