Genetic Privacy Row Beats Dismissal Bid Without Class Cert.

Law360, New York (July 31, 2017, 2:42 PM EDT) -- An Alaska federal judge on Friday denied both DNA testing company Gene by Gene Ltd.'s bid to toss allegations that it wrongfully shared the results of customers' genetic tests without their consent and a separate customer bid for class certification.

U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason denied Gene by Gene's motion for summary judgment, rejecting the company's arguments that parts of Alaska's Genetic Privacy Act are unconstitutional. The court separately denied Gene by Gene customer Michael Cole's bid for class certification, since customer consent varied by individual and Cole hasn't proven that a class action is the best way to adjudicate...

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