Published On: Sat, Sep 5th, 2015

Woman loses lawsuit over sperm bank racial mixup

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(NEWSER) – A woman who gave birth to a mixed-race daughter after accidentally receiving a sperm donation from a black man saw her lawsuit tossed out this week, the Chicago Tribune reports. Jennifer Cramblett sued Midwest Sperm Bank last year alleging a clerical error resulted in her and her partner Amanda Zinkon receiving the wrong sperm. According to the Washington Post, the couple chose sperm from white donor 380 but received sperm from black donor 330. The lawsuit claimed breach of warranty and wrongful birth, but the judge found both of those lacked legal merit, the Tribune reports. “Breach of warranty” applies to only blood and tissue, and “wrongful birth” isn’t possible when the child is born healthy, he ruled. Cramblett, whose daughter is now 3, was seeking at least $50,000 in damages.

Source: Jennifer Cramblett Loses Lawsuit Over Midwest Sperm Bank Mixup

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