In a surprising turn of events, Sofia Vergara's embryos have filed suit against the Modern Family actress in the state of Louisiana. If it comes as a shock to you that an embryo can file suit, you are not alone. Lawyers across the country are all shocked. Even after looking into the legality of it, they find themselves in awe.
You see, in Louisiana, the great state that brings us Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras, since the 1980s, embryos have been considered persons for judicial purposes. Vergara's ex, Nick Loeb, is not a party to the Louisiana suit; instead a new player has entered the battle. James Charbonnet is the trustee of a trust fund set up in Louisiana with the purpose of providing for the health, education, maintenance, and support of the embryos.