Egg Donors Get Pay Limits Axed With Antitrust Settlement

Law360, New York (February 1, 2016, 7:01 PM EST) -- A class of human-egg donors who allege the American Society for Reproductive Medicine violated antitrust laws by capping compensation to donors asked a California federal court Friday to approve a settlement requiring the organization to remove the compensation guideline, calling the agreement an “excellent resolution” of the case.

Under the proposed settlement, ASRM will remove language stipulating that “[t]otal payments to donors in excess of $5,000 require justification and sums above $10,000 are not appropriate,” effectively benefiting all women who donate eggs in the future.

The four named plaintiffs — Lindsay Kamakahi, Justine Levy, Chelsea Kimmel and Kristin Wells — will each...

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