23andMe Faces Suit Over Recently Banned DNA Tests

Law360, New York (January 22, 2014, 1:53 PM EST) -- DNA testing company 23andMe Inc. was hit last week with a proposed class action in California federal court accusing it of falsely claiming its saliva collection kit can detect genetic-related health problems, a month after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered the company to halt sales of the test.

The lawsuit, filed Jan. 15, alleges that 23andMe's claims that its DNA collection kits can provide customers with accurate information about their genetic predisposition to a range of health factors are misleading, saying its claims are...
To view the full article, register now.




Case Information

Case Title

Stanton v. 23andMe, Inc.

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Fraud or Truth-In-Lending


Lucy H. Koh

Date Filed

January 20, 2014

Law Firms


Government Agencies

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.