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Dodson v. Univ. of Arkansas for Med. Sci., 09-1659

In an action claiming that a university's refusal to allow plaintiff control over the disposition of embryos created by plaintiff and her ex-husband violated her constitutional rights and breached an implied contract, dismissal of the action is affirmed where plaintiff's claims complained of injuries caused by state-court judgments rendered before the district court proceedings commenced, and thus the action was barred by the Rooker-Feldman doctrine.

Appellate Information

  • Submitted 12/18/2009
  • Decided 04/02/2010
  • Published 04/02/2010


  • PER CURIAM., Before RILEY, Chief Judge,WOLLMAN, and MELLOY, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Eighth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Richard Christopher Madison, argued, Little Rock, AR, for appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • John Jarrod Russell, argued, for appellee Dr. Jackson O. Lay., Elizabeth Smith, argued, Little Rock, AR (Jeffrey Alan Bell, on the brief) for Defendants-Appellees.