Sperm Bank Subject To Strict Liability Claim: Judge

Law360, New York (April 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A 13-year-old girl with developmental disabilities allegedly caused by Fragile X syndrome can assert a strict products liability claim against the semen bank that the girl's mother claims sold her sperm with the Fragile X genetic mutation, a federal judge has ruled, rejecting the bank's argument that sperm isn't a product.

Judge Thomas N. O'Neill of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Tuesday dismissed claims brought by the girl's mother against Idant Laboratories as time-barred. But because the clock doesn't start...
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