For those who came in late… the couple want all the costs paid to them of a second child they had after IVF treatment. To get this they’re pursuing their now long retired obstetrician, the much loved Doctor Sydney Robert Armellin, through the courts.
We had thought it was all over when they were sent packing but they appear to have deep pockets for lawyers, if not for the raising of their children:
- “Last year Justice Annabelle Bennett ruled the birth mother failed to confirm with the fertility clinic staff about the number of embryos to be transferred.
Today the couple’s lawyers told the court that inference was wrong and that a strict system was not in place.”
It’s a real shame the courts have chosen to maintain the couple’s privacy. Some community pressure might be a good thing here.
UPDATED: The ABC now reports that the couple have won their appeal and have had $317,000 in costs awarded.