Summary Judgment Granted In 1 Of Last Remaining ‘Body Snatcher’ Cases
(April 12, 2016, 1:13 PM EDT) -- ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A New York federal judge on April 11 granted summary judgment in one of the remaining “body snatcher” cases, finding that a biologic implant provider did not directly interfere with a family’s possession of their loved one’s corpse and that the defendant is immunized by an organ donation law (Cyndia Kennedy-McInnis, et al. v. Biomedical Tissue Services, Ltd., et al., Nos. 13-6545, 06-6410, W.D. N.Y.).
(Opinion available. Document #28-160421-005Z.)
In 2006, Cyndia Kennedy-McInnis and nine family members of Lottie Ann Warren-Kennedy sued various...