Chief ME Andrews requests Court of Appeals to dismiss Ortiz suit

Chief ME Andrews requests Court of Appeals to dismiss Ortiz suit

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Lubbock County's Chief Medical Examiner is asking the 7th Court of Appeals to dismiss a lawsuit against him. 

Sam Andrews filed his argument Monday to get the panel to throw out Rebecca Ortiz's lawsuit. She claims Andrews ordered a pathologist to harvest her child's organs for research last fall. 

Ortiz's original suit in Lubbock County named Andrews, the pathology company NAAG and the man in charge, Evan Matshes. 

Andrews has argued the whole time he can't get sued due to government immunity. Ortiz claims Andrews isn't an actual county employee, but a contractor employed by NAAG Pathology. 

District Judge Ruben Reyes refused to throw out the case. 

Andrews is making the same argument to the 7th Court hoping it will dismiss the suit. 

He's asked to argue before the court in person. 

 

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