This suit claims that researchers sponsored by 2 prominent institutions conducted dangerous experiments on vulnarable populations without consent. This kind of case amounts to an argument in favour of some form of corporate personhood: the original researchers are all dead, and so without some kind of legal personhood, there would be no one to sue. >>>
Guatemalans deliberately infected with STDs sue Johns Hopkins University for $1bn
…Nearly 800 plaintiffs have launched a billion-dollar lawsuit against Johns Hopkins University over its alleged role in the deliberate infection of hundreds of vulnerable Guatemalans with sexually transmitted diseases, including syphilis and gonorrhoea, during a medical experiment programme in the 1940s and 1950s….