Medical Group Defends Ethics Of Egg Donor Price Cap

Law360, New York (July 18, 2011, 7:19 PM EDT) -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine on Friday asked a California federal court to throw out a proposed class action alleging it fixed prices for human egg donation services by setting maximum compensation rules for its member clinics.

The medical association's motion maintains that the suit, filed in April by egg donor Lindsay Kamakahi, fails to state a claim under antitrust law because it does not contest the basic rationale for the price limits, which were imposed to address ethical concerns.

According to the association, "even...
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