Human Tissue MDL Plaintiffs Denied Class Cert.

Law360, New York (March 3, 2010, 1:12 PM EST) -- A judge has denied certain plaintiffs' bid for class certification in multidistrict litigation involving an alleged ring of illegal human tissue harvesters, saying the plaintiffs fail to satisfy the typicality and adequacy requirements.

On Tuesday, Judge William J. Martini of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey found that the plaintiffs did not meet the criteria for class certification, leaving the 13 plaintiffs to pursue their claims against Biomedical Tissue Services Ltd. individually.

The purported class would have consisted of “all next of...
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