US sperm bank sued for providing sperm from a schizophrenic donor

Publié le 19 Feb, 2019

On 4 February 2019 in Atlanta, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit against an Atlanta sperm bank accused of having “fraudulently promoted a donor as healthy and highly educated when he was actually a schizophrenic convicted felon who dropped out of college”. 


The court described the conduct of the sperm bank as “reckless, reprehensible and repugnant“, but found that the plaintiffs Rene and Trayce Zelt had not suffered any legally recognizable injury, thus precluding any liability on the part of the sperm bank. 

Reuters, Tina Bellon (5/02/19) – Sperm bank escapes lawsuit over fraudulent promotion of mentally ill donor


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