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Misappropriation of Human Eggs and Embryos and the Tort of Conversion: A Relational View


Judith D. Fischer


University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law


Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 32, p. 381, 1999

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Based on an analysis of the Irvine fertility scandal and other fertility cases, this article recommends that a conversion claim should be available to those whose genetic material has been misappropriated in fertility treatment. The proposed remedy would be based on classifying human embryos as neither persons nor property but as quasi-property.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 50

Keywords: Conversion, human reproduction, eggs, semen, embryo, zygote, gamete, ovum, pre-embryo, sperm, cells, fertility clinic, infertility, Irvine fertility scandal, quasi-property, property, cells, relational, conversion, IVF, in vitro, fertilization, Moore v. Regents of the University of California

JEL Classification: K10

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Date posted: May 10, 2007  

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Fischer, Judith D., Misappropriation of Human Eggs and Embryos and the Tort of Conversion: A Relational View. Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 32, p. 381, 1999. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=984486

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Judith D. Fischer (Contact Author)
University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )
Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States
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