A Louisiana judge tossed out the lawsuit Nick Loeb filed against against Sofia Vergara regarding their two frozen embryos. The pair have been in a battle over the embryos for two years.
According to court documents, on Friday, the judge said since the embryos were conceived in California and Loeb and Vergara no had “ties” to Louisiana, the court had no jurisdiction over the matter.
Vergara once shot a movie in the state and the former couple made life plans while visiting Louisiana, but that wasn’t enough for judge. Further, the judge told Loeb that the likely reason he chose Louisiana to file his lawsuit against Vergara were due to the state’s laws on unborn children.
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Loeb and Vergara have been in a nasty dispute since they split up in May 2014. In 2015, Loeb filed a lawsuit against Vergara for the embryos they created while they were still engaged. Loeb named the female embryos Emma and Isabella, and he fought to see them grow to full term. Vergara, on the other hand, filed a motion in Los Angelese against Loeb in July to ensure that the embryos are not carried to full term.
Vergara and her attorney accused Loeb of trying to stay in the media and in the public eye by constantly talking about the case and even writing a story about it for the New York Times. Vergara told Good Morning America that it was a private matter and she wanted to keep it as quiet as possible.
This shouldn’t be out there for people to give their opinion. There’s nothing to talk about, there’s papers signed.’
The Louisiana judge said that the embryos were “citizens of California” and that weighing in on the case would mean a “constitutional evaluation over the embryos’ rights,” according to TMZ. It’s unclear whether Loeb will refile.
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