Consumers Lose 2nd Class Cert. Bid In Quest Fight

Law360, New York (December 23, 2010, 4:59 PM EST) -- A federal judge has denied class certification for the second time in a long-running fight against Quest Diagnostics Inc., ruling that the plaintiffs' various allegations in connection to multiple health insurance contracts and overbilling require individual analysis.

Judge Stanley R. Chesler of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey rejected the renewed bid for class certification on Wednesday, finding that the factual and legal questions at issue were not common to all of the putative class members.

The plaintiffs launched the suit in...
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