JOSH FUNK Associated Press
9:11 AM CST, March 5, 2010
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Six years after his son's birth, a northeast Nebraska man has lost his fight for custody of the boy.
Matthew Ashby of Meadow Grove had alleged that a state welfare worker allowed his newborn son to be taken for adoption by an Alabama couple without his permission.
But the Nebraska Supreme Court refused to reinstate Ashby's lawsuit against his ex-fiancee, the welfare worker, the boy's adoptive parents and a law firm involved in the case. The court's ruling was released Friday.
Ashby had accused his ex-fiancee, Monica Kilmer, of conspiring with Douglas and Tammy Black of Montgomery, Ala., and others to deprive him of his parental rights.
The high court upheld an earlier ruling in favor of the adoptive parents and other defendants.