Lost Embryo Class Claims Partially Proceed in Court

March 26, 2019, 3:20 PM

A frozen egg and embryo storage facility operator and the maker of the tank they were stored in must face class claims for negligence in court, a federal court said. March 25.

Prelude Fertility Inc. and Chart Industries Inc. can’t invoke the arbitration agreement in the contract patients signed with the fertility clinic because they aren’t parties to it, Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley wrote for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

But the clinic itself, Pacific Fertility Center, may send the would-be class’s claims against it to arbitration, the court said.

Patients filed the class ...

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