court has decided on the divorce case of the New York doctor who wanted his
kidney back from his estranged wife.
Richard Batista gave his kidney to his wife, Dawnell, when hers quit. Now that the couple is
divorcing, he's asked the court to give it back, or at least to give him $1.5
million to make up for his missing organ.
court handed down it's decision that the kidney could not be taken under
consideration in any division of assets.
Dawnell Batista's lawyer said, "This is a significant decision that
clearly finds that human organs are not commodities that can be divided as
property in a divorce."
lawyers still feel that the courts decision is a victory. While they won't take
the kidney into account, it has bee stated that Richards, "sacrifices,
magnanimity, and devotion" will bear weight.