Texas High Court Limits Coverage For Organ Charities

Law360, New York (June 29, 2012, 8:38 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that loss of the use of a deceased person's tissues, organs, bones and body parts by a next of kin or a deceased person's estate does not count as property damage covered under an insurance policy, dealing a blow to organ donation charities in the state.

Answering one of two questions certified by the Fifth Circuit, the state high court said that tissues are quasi-property, but not property, of a deceased person's next of kin, while finding that a deceased...
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