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From: Robert Stafford <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] DNA Caveats
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 11:16:16 -0700 (PDT)
Many surname projects use agreements to protect the
administrator from lawsuits. The biggest fear is that
someone will discover a non-paternity event and he, or
a relative, will claim emotional distress and file a
lawsuit. The companies are in an even more vulnerable
Presumably, if there was a mixup in results, the
person could make the same claim. It is hard to figure
out what a trial lawyer would concoct for a minor
error in the results, but who knows. Businesses used
to think it was safe to sell cheeseburgers.
--- David Faux <> wrote:
> I was about to sign up a fellow for Y testing at a
> major company when they required that I acknowledge
> reading an "agreement" or terms and conditions
> before completing the transaction.
> What I would like to know is whether it is standard
> practice (well, it certainly is not for us) to say
> that (and I am paraphrasing) the company cannot
> guarantee that a report of the results is either
> correct or thorough; and further that a customer
> should not put any faith in the reliability of the
> report. I am not distorting anything here. I have
> the actual words but would rather not quote directly
> - but perhaps others will not feel so squeemish.
> Needless to say I was put off my initial intent.
> However if this is a standard clause in agreements
> (but to date I have simply missed seeing them) then
> I am ok with proceeding. Does anyone have any
> input? Thanks.
> David F.
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