Wednesday, February 9

Judge Throws Out Missing Baby's Body Case

After the boy Amber Gooch was carrying was stillborn in winter, the family placed his body in care of a hospital for a spring burial. After the body disappeared, the case went to court.

A jury decided in November that North Country Regional Hospital in Bemidji, Minn., should pay Amber and David Gooch $150,000 for emotional distress.

Now, however, the trial judge has thrown out the case, saying that he made a mistake in sending it to the jury, that Minnesota law doesn't allow awards in such cases and that the Gooches' attorney made improper arguments to the jury.
This story takes place in my hometown, so I had to link to it. You'll find the rest of the details behind the judges decision here. From the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune.

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