Face-Lift Patient Denied Class Status

Law360, New York (January 19, 2010, 12:29 PM EST) -- A federal judge has denied class certification to an Ohio woman accusing Scientific Image Center Management Inc. of fraud and breach of contract, noting that individual issues predominate regarding the face-lift procedure the plaintiff says is far more painful than the company lets on.

On Friday, Judge James S. Gwin of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio scuttled plaintiff Mary Faktor’s bid for class status, holding that the plaintiff failed to establish the typicality and commonality required to represent other individuals suing...
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