Dentsply Class Action Over Cavitron Is Back On Track

Law360, New York (January 7, 2010, 7:51 PM EST) -- A California appeals court has revived a class action alleging Dentsply International Inc. marketed an ultrasonic teeth-cleaning tool it knew to be unsafe, finding that the lower court founded its decertification order on legal reasoning that has since been overthrown.

The California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District, Division Four, found Thursday that the lower court cleaved to a faulty interpretation of the state unfair competition law and blundered in also decertifying class status under breach of express warranty claims.

Scratching the decertification order,...
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