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From Unexpected Match to Lawsuit

The results of an test have sparked a lawsuit against a retired obstetrician gynecologist in Idaho, according to the Washington Post.

It reports that Kelli Rowlette initially thought the results she received from the company indicating a parent-child relationship between her and Gerald Mortimer, a man she didn't know who lived 500 miles away, were inaccurate. She eventually learned that her parents had had trouble conceiving, turned to a fertility doctor, and sought artificial insemination, the Post adds. The doctor, it says, was supposed to use a mix of sperm from Rowlette's father and an anonymous donor who met certain criteria for the procedure. Instead, the lawsuit alleges that the doctor, who was Mortimer, used his own.

Rowlette and her family now are suing Mortimer and Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates of Idaho Falls, the Post adds, noting that they are "accusing them of medical negligence, fraud, battery, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and breach of contract."



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