Kass v. Kass
Significance, Embryo Custody, Embryos As Property, Impact, Further Readings
That five stored, frozen human embryos be granted to the woman who donated the eggs so she might fulfill her constitutional right to have children.
Chief Lawyers for Appellant
Vincent F. Stempel, Lisa Ann Spero
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Linda T. Armatti-Epstein
Justices for the Court
Joseph W. Bellacosa, Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, Judith S. Kaye (writing for the court), Howard Levine, George Bundy Smith, Vito J. Titone, Richard C. Wesley
Albany, New York, New York State Court of Appeals
Date of Decision
7 May 1998
A previous agreement signed by the two parties donating the embryos to an "in vitro fertilization" research program held precedence over other claims.
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