May 22, 2020
MKERT Healthcare Liability Team Wins Landmark Appeal Prohibiting Posthumous Conception without Deceased Donor's Consent
In a decision published earlier this month, a California appeals court has ruled that in cases involving a loss of stored gametic material, such as cryogenically preserved sperm or eggs, plaintiffs may not seek damages based on their lost ability to conceive if the plaintiff had no legal right to use the materials for procreation. While seemingly arcane, this decision serves to reinforce the important principle in California law that egg and sperm donors cannot be made parents posthumously without their consent.
May 12, 2020
Tony M. Sain, a Los Angeles Public Entity Defense Team Partner, will be co-leading a virtual presentation on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at the 2020 Open Meetings and Open Records Digital Conference for the California Lawyers Association (CLA).