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June 9, 1995 | TRACY WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Rancho Santa Margarita woman who turned to the Saddleback Center for Reproductive Health in 1992 for help in becoming pregnant was inseminated with the sperm of the wrong man, according to a 1993 lawsuit. "She felt like she was violated, just one step short of rape," the woman's brother-in-law, Craig Wilson of Diamond Bar, said Thursday. Vickie Ann Wheeler and Dale J. Wheeler, both 43, went to the Saddleback clinic on Oct. 5, 1992, to seek in-vitro fertilization therapy with Dr. Jane L.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2008 | Christian Berthelsen, Times Staff Writer
A state appeals court has reinstated eight lawsuits against the University of California stemming from the UC Irvine fertility clinic scandal by patients alleging they were either not told their eggs had been stolen or were actively misled by university officials.
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NEWS
May 17, 1995 | LESLIE BERKMAN and DIANE SEO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
UC Irvine has terminated its relationship with an internationally acclaimed fertility clinic as federal and campus officials investigate allegations that doctors conducted various experiments without patients' approval, university officials said Tuesday.
NATIONAL
January 31, 2004 | From Associated Press
A fertility clinic must pay $108,000 for the care of a man's 7-year-old daughter, who jurors said was born because the clinic impregnated the child's mother without his consent. Jurors Friday found that Boston IVF breached its contract with Richard Gladu and ordered the clinic to pay him $98,000 -- the estimated cost of raising his daughter. They awarded him $10,000 more for emotional distress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1997
A doctor who worked in the UCI fertility clinic sued the university and its two top officials Wednesday, alleging they libeled her with the intention of harassing her into leaving the school. The suit filed in Santa Ana Superior Court by Dr. Jane L. Frederick accuses Chancellor Laurel L. Wilkening, Executive Vice Chancellor Sidney H. Golub and the university of making "reckless and false allegations" against her and of intentional infliction of emotional distress.
NEWS
June 9, 1995 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Corona couple treated at UC Irvine's Center for Reproductive Health alleged in a suit filed Thursday that doctors took their fertilized eggs and implanted them in another woman who gave birth to twins three years ago. The suit, filed by John and Deborah Challender, says the center harvested as many as 46 eggs and promised that a number would be fertilized and saved.
NEWS
December 1, 1993 | SCOTT HADLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Ventura medical clinic that refused treatment to a man infected with the AIDS virus agreed Tuesday to pay $85,000 to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit. Civil rights lawyers said the lawsuit, which was settled the day it was set to go to trial in federal court in Los Angeles, was the first AIDS discrimination lawsuit filed under the federal Americans With Disabilities Act.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2008 | Christian Berthelsen, Times Staff Writer
A state appeals court has reinstated eight lawsuits against the University of California stemming from the UC Irvine fertility clinic scandal by patients alleging they were either not told their eggs had been stolen or were actively misled by university officials.
NEWS
March 12, 1996 | JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court judge has denied the University of California's motion to seal depositions and other evidence in lawsuits stemming from UCI's fertility clinic scandal. Judge Leonard Goldstein on Friday found that "there was not good cause to justify keeping this information secret from the public," said Karen Frederiksen, an attorney representing the Los Angeles Times and the National Broadcasting Co., both of which opposed the motion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
The lawyer who filed suit last month alleging that UC Irvine's fertility clinic sold a couple's complete genetic material to another woman said Monday that she may seek class-action status for the case.
HEALTH
September 23, 2002 | BENEDICT CAREY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state Superior Court judge in Los Angeles last week cleared the way for a lawsuit that accuses several Los Angeles doctors and a back pain clinic of misleading and deceptive advertising related to claims for a treatment known as Diskcure. Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
The lawyer who filed suit last month alleging that UC Irvine's fertility clinic sold a couple's complete genetic material to another woman said Monday that she may seek class-action status for the case.
NEWS
July 19, 1997 | NICK ANDERSON and ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The University of California has agreed to a $10-million settlement with 50 couples who had been enrolled in UCI's now-closed fertility clinic and sued after learning that doctors had allegedly stolen eggs from unsuspecting female patients, plaintiffs' attorneys announced Friday. The accord, which the attorneys said must be approved by an Orange County judge, would end in one stroke about half of the more than 100 civil lawsuits filed after the fertility scandal broke in the fall of 1994.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1997
A doctor who worked in the UCI fertility clinic sued the university and its two top officials Wednesday, alleging they libeled her with the intention of harassing her into leaving the school. The suit filed in Santa Ana Superior Court by Dr. Jane L. Frederick accuses Chancellor Laurel L. Wilkening, Executive Vice Chancellor Sidney H. Golub and the university of making "reckless and false allegations" against her and of intentional infliction of emotional distress.
NEWS
March 12, 1996 | JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court judge has denied the University of California's motion to seal depositions and other evidence in lawsuits stemming from UCI's fertility clinic scandal. Judge Leonard Goldstein on Friday found that "there was not good cause to justify keeping this information secret from the public," said Karen Frederiksen, an attorney representing the Los Angeles Times and the National Broadcasting Co., both of which opposed the motion.
NEWS
June 9, 1995 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Corona couple treated at UC Irvine's Center for Reproductive Health alleged in a suit filed Thursday that doctors took their fertilized eggs and implanted them in another woman who gave birth to twins three years ago. The suit, filed by John and Deborah Challender, says the center harvested as many as 46 eggs and promised that a number would be fertilized and saved.
HEALTH
September 23, 2002 | BENEDICT CAREY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state Superior Court judge in Los Angeles last week cleared the way for a lawsuit that accuses several Los Angeles doctors and a back pain clinic of misleading and deceptive advertising related to claims for a treatment known as Diskcure. Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1988 | JESS BRAVIN, Times Staff Writer
The family of a suicide victim has filed suit against the county mental health clinic where the woman shot herself last June, alleging that the failure of its staff to supervise the woman resulted in her death. The woman, Maria Susanna Soto, had a history of suicide attempts before she killed herself with a pistol at the Santa Ana clinic on June 18, 1987.
NEWS
June 9, 1995 | TRACY WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Rancho Santa Margarita woman who turned to the Saddleback Center for Reproductive Health in 1992 for help in becoming pregnant was inseminated with the sperm of the wrong man, according to a 1993 lawsuit. "She felt like she was violated, just one step short of rape," the woman's brother-in-law, Craig Wilson of Diamond Bar, said Thursday. Vickie Ann Wheeler and Dale J. Wheeler, both 43, went to the Saddleback clinic on Oct. 5, 1992, to seek in-vitro fertilization therapy with Dr. Jane L.
NEWS
May 17, 1995 | LESLIE BERKMAN and DIANE SEO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
UC Irvine has terminated its relationship with an internationally acclaimed fertility clinic as federal and campus officials investigate allegations that doctors conducted various experiments without patients' approval, university officials said Tuesday.
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