Subclasses Dismissed In Dentsply Negligence Case

Law360, New York (January 27, 2010, 5:03 PM EST) -- A federal judge has dismissed two periodontists, as well as the negligence and fraud claims brought on behalf of their respective subclasses, in a putative class action that accuses Dentsply International Inc. of providing dental practices with faulty Cavitron ultrasonic teeth-cleaning tools.

Judge C. Darnell Jones II of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Monday granted Dentsply's motion to dismiss the sole representatives of putative classes of Pennsylvania and New Jersey periodontists, ruling that the individual plaintiffs lacked standing to bring...
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