Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Dismissal of Lawsuit Over Pregnancy Upheld.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Lloyd Jojola Journal Staff Writer

An Albuquerque man who sued his former girlfriend for getting pregnant has had his case denied once again.

Peter Wallis filed a September 1998 lawsuit that alleged fraud, breach of contract and conversion of property his sperm by his former girlfriend, Kellie Smith. Wallis maintained that he relied on Smith to take adequate safeguards against becoming pregnant, but she deliberately stopped taking her birth-control pills and tricked him into having a child.

Wallis said he should have been able to collect damages from Smith possibly the costs associated with raising the child and child-support payments because she deceived him. …

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