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Civil Procedure Keyed to Erichson
Cole v. Gene by Gene, Ltd.
Citation:322 F.R.D. 500 (D. Alaska 2017), aff'd, 735 Fed. Appx. 368 (9th Cir. 2018)
Cole (Plaintiff) filed a class action lawsuit against Gene by Gene (Defendant), alleging that Gene by Gene customers’ DNA information was shared with the group administrators without the customers’ consent. The complaint alleged that customers’ kit numbers and DNA tests results were posted on publicly available project websites. Cole filed a motion for class certification and appointment of class counsel, which is now before the court. The proposed class is all individuals who purchased a DNA test from Gene by Gene while residing in Alaska, and who executed a release form.
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