A wave of would-be parents is heading to court after a Ohio fertility clinic notified 700 patients last week that their frozen eggs or embryos may have been damaged after a storage tank lost liquid nitrogen that was critical to maintaining the correct temperature. The fertility center at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center is the second facility in two weeks to inform patients of a freezing failure. Pacific Fertility Center in San Francisco also suffered a malfunction in a storage tank that held hundreds of frozen embryos and eggs. Attorneys told The Washington Post they’ve been inundated with calls from fertility clinic patients and hope the court will certify a class action.
Gun maker Remington is expected to file for bankruptcy, a move that threatens a landmark class action settlement, according to The National Trial Lawyers President Mark Lanier. CNBC quotes Lanier as saying “If they file for bankruptcy, it will stay all proceedings.” Lanier was a lead attorney for plaintiffs who said Remington’s Model 700 and several similar models could fire without the trigger being pulled because of a design defect. Lanier also told CNBC that he’s concerned that none of the weapons will be retrofitted with a fix.
National Trial Lawyers Past President Mark Geragos is representing two people in a class action against CenturyLink. The lawsuit alleges that CenturyLink committed fraud, unfair competition and unjust enrichment. Details available at Legal Newsline.