Cole v. Gene by Gene, Ltd.

  1. June 24, 2019

    Genetic Testing Co. Can't Limit Damages In Privacy Suit

    An Alaska federal judge has declined to limit a consumer's potential damages to $5,000 in litigation accusing Gene by Gene Ltd. of sharing customers' results without their permission, saying there's sufficient evidence that the DNA testing company profited from the disclosures.

  2. July 31, 2017

    Genetic Privacy Row Beats Dismissal Bid Without Class Cert.

    An Alaska federal judge has 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.

  3. July 03, 2017

    Spokeo Doesn't Doom Genetic Privacy Row, Judge Says

    An Alaska federal judge on Friday refused to toss a putative class action accusing DNA testing company Gene by Gene of illegally posting the results of customers' genetic tests on public websites, ruling the intangible statutory harm the plaintiff alleged was enough to establish standing and did not flout the high court's landmark Spokeo decision.

  4. June 26, 2017

    Alaska Granted Intervention In DNA Testing Privacy Dispute

    An Alaska federal judge on Friday granted the state's request to intervene and defend the constitutionality of its Genetic Privacy Act, which has been questioned in a proposed consumer class action accusing a genetic testing company of illegally posting results on public websites.

  5. February 02, 2017

    DNA Testing Co. Balks At Class Cert. In Row Over Web Posts

    Gene By Gene Ltd. on Wednesday countered a consumer's claim that his proposed class action accusing the DNA testing company of illegally posting his genetic test results on public websites was ripe for certification, telling an Alaska federal judge too many individual questions existed.

  6. January 19, 2017

    DNA Testing Customer Says Privacy Row Ideal For Class Cert.

    A consumer accusing DNA testing company Gene by Gene of illegally posting the results of customers' genetic tests on public websites asked an Alaska federal judge Wednesday to certify a class of nearly 900 individuals whose information was allegedly exposed, calling the dispute a "textbook case" for certification.

  7. May 14, 2014

    Family Tree Shares DNA Test Results, Consumers Allege

    DNA testing company Family Tree was hit with a proposed class action Monday in an Alaska federal court alleging it violates state privacy law by posting the results of customers' genetic tests on public websites.

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