NY Appeals Court Revives Drug Test Negligence Suit

Law360, New York (November 28, 2011, 11:20 PM EST) -- A New York state appeals court ruled last week that drug testing laboratories can be sued for negligence by job seekers or others harmed by erroneous test results, reviving a putative class action against Kroll Laboratory Specialists Inc.

Plaintiff Eric Landon had sued Kroll and others after the company allegedly wrongly said he had tested positive for marijuana, causing authorities in Orange County to extend his probation even though he had results from an independent blood test conducted that same day showing no trace of illicit...
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