Theranos, Walgreen Blood-Test Suits Consolidated In Ariz.

Law360, Los Angeles (October 12, 2016, 6:51 PM EDT) -- An Alaska federal judge on Wednesday consolidated four proposed class actions in Arizona federal court alleging ailing blood-testing startup Theranos and pharmacy giant Walgreen Co. misled consumers about the accuracy of Theranos' tests and appointed Keller Rohrback LLP and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP as interim co-lead counsel in the litigation.

U.S. District Judge H. Russel Holland granted a motion to transfer and consolidate the cases but said the appointment of lead counsel in the case was premature and should be revisited later.

The consolidated consumer class action is just one of many problems that Theranos Inc. faces. The California...

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