Court rules NM family can't sue over brain in casket

The state Court of Appeals has ruled that a New Mexico family can't sue an out-of-state funeral home for placing a relative's brain in a casket before shipping an embalmed body to New Mexico
The family, whose identity isn't revealed in the damage lawsuit, discovered the brain after smelling a "foul odor" a day after a New Mexico funeral home gave it to them in a bag containing the personal effects of a woman killed in a 2009 automobile accident in Utah
The brain was in a separate plastic bag labeled with the word "brain."



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