Calif. Fertility Clinic Faces Combined Suit Over Lost Embryos

Law360 (May 1, 2018, 9:14 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge consolidated three proposed class actions accusing a California fertility center of negligence and breach of contract in connection with the destruction of stored embryos and eggs due to a cooling malfunction in the facility's storage tanks, after the parties agreed to combine the cases.

U.S. District Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley consolidated on Monday the three federal suits accusing Pacific Fertility Center and its parent company Prelude Fertility Inc. of negligently allowing a liquid nitrogen-filled storage tank containing fertility patients' genetic material to fail, resulting in the loss of approximately 4,000 eggs and embryos. The parties agreed to...

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