A wealthy man and woman meet, date, and decide to combine their genetic material to create a child through IVF. The man proclaims he only wants male embryos; the woman agrees to take any leftover female embryos, dreading their destruction. Contracts solidifying the arrangement are signed—or not signed depending on who you ask. A surrogate carries the baby boy to term; meanwhile, the wealthy man and woman have broken up. The new father rushes to the courthouse to have a judge determine whether he is the sole legal parent of his new son. Who wins?
Please join Queen’s Bench at the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse (Portland) for a fascinating conversation about Cory Noel Sause v. Jordan Schnitzer between two of the three Multnomah County Circuit Court judges in that case, Judge Katherine Tennyson and Judge Beth Allen.
This is part of the Queen's Bench 2020 Luncheon Speaker Series: Difficult Decisions
Each calendar year, the Queen’s Bench luncheons and events focus on a different theme. During 2020, we will explore difficult legal decisions. Everyone is welcome - you need not be a member to attend our events. Please bring photo identification to present to courthouse security.