Today was the hearing on the defendants’ demurrer to the McMath family’s first amended complaint. Judge Freedman issued a tentative ruling about an hour beforethe hearing.
This tentative ruling like Judge Freedman’s ruling on the defendants’original demurrer, strongly supports the plaintiffs’ right to have an opportunity to prove that Jahi is alive. He concludes that they should have this right notwithstanding prior determinations of death. Indeed, the judge apparently even said”I don’t knowthe state of cryogenics today, but maybe people can come back.”
Still, the parties did not have time, today, to address all of Judge Freedman’s questions and concerns. So, the hearing was continued to January 29. Interestingly,Christopher Dolan was there to talk about the Federal case against the state. Hesuggested all of the three cases should be combined into oneFederal case “to avoid inconsistent rulings.”
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