Five tissue banks sued for buying stolen cadaver parts will not be allowed out of the cases merely because the accompanying paperwork appeared to be in order, a federal court in New Jersey has ruled. The district court denied the banks' summary judgment motions, which claimed that the forms provided them with immunity under New York law, where the suits were originally filed. The court ruled that dismissal would be premature without allowing discovery on whether the banks knew the forms were fabricated.
Tissue Banks Can't Withdraw from Stolen Cadaver Suits Based on Proper Paperwork Alone
New Jersey Law Journal
November 19, 2007