Doctor using own sperm

Lawsuit alleging doctor’s sperm donation heads to court

Source The Spokesman-Review

BOISE – A judge will hear arguments later this month in a lawsuit by a woman who accuses a fertility doctor of fraudulently using his own sperm to artificially inseminate her mother.

Dr. Gerald Mortimer and his former medical practice asked for the lawsuit to be dismissed, and U.S. District Judge David Nye is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in Pocatello.

Kelli Rowlette and her parents, Sally Ashby and Howard Fowler, sued Mortimer earlier this year, contending the doctor committed medical malpractice, breach of contract and fraud when he carried out the artificial insemination procedures on Ashby over several months in 1980.

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