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Lawyer: Paternity suit against Jordan withdrawn

4:36 PM, Mar 18, 2013   |    comments
Pamela Smith and her attorney, Randy Kessler appear outside court in Atlanta, talking with the media about the paternity suit.
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(WXIA) -- A lawyer for a woman who says Michael Jordan fathered her teenage son has withdrawn her paternity suit, but left open the possibility that it could be refiled.

According to Attorney Randall Kessler said Pamela Smith "stands by the facts alleged in her original filing." 

Kessler released a statement to 11Alive News saying that the lawsuit was withdrawn Friday without prejudice, meaning it can be refiled. Smith's lawyer said at this time, she has determined that a dismissal is in her son's best interest.

Last month, Smith filed the suit against Jordan herself and asked that the he take a paternity test and pay child support. She later hired Kessler's firm.

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Jordan has denied being the father. A lawyer for the owner of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats has said Smith's divorce filings established her ex-husband as the father.

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Kessler previously said the ex-husband hasn't paid child support or been involved in the teen's life.

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