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JOHNSON v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY (CALIFORNIA CRYOBANK, INC.), B155896

A sperm bank is a health care provider under Code of Civil Procedure section 425.13(b) (imposing procedural requirements on a party claiming punitive damages in a medical malpractice action), and doctors employed there acted as health care providers when they performed genetic screening of potential sperm donors.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/30/2002
  • Published 08/30/2002

Judges

  • NOTT, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Farnell & Norman, R. Richard Farnell, Newport Beach, and Margaret Kathryn Maas for Petitioners., Lewis, D'Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard, Timothy R. Graves and Judith M. Tishkoff, Los Angeles, for Real Party in Interest California Cryobank, Inc., Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O'Keefe & Nichols, Mark B. Connely, San Luis Obispo, and Vangi M. Johnson for Real Party in Interest Charles A. Sims.,  LaFollette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler, Silberberg & Ames, Louis H. DeHaas, Gillian N. Pluma and David J. Ozeran, Los Angeles, for Real Party in Interest Cappy Rothman.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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