A Harris County civil court jury may have broken some new legal ground last week in a case that likely will have some significant implications for family law in Texas.
At the heart of the case were two claims made by a Louisiana man. First, the man said that an ex-girlfriend had in essence stolen frozen sperm specimens he had on deposit with a Texas fertility center. Second, he accused the center of breach of contract because it inseminated the woman with the sperm without his consent. The woman went on to have a child who is now five years old.