23andMe Saliva Collection Kit and Personal Genome Service

June 2014: A federal judge granted the company’s motion to compel all of the plaintiffs in related cases to arbitrate their claims and dismissed plaintiffs’ claims without prejudice. For more information about the status, click here.

March 2014: This action was transferred to another California court. (Case No. 15-cv-1191, N. D. CA.)

February 2014: Another class-action lawsuit was filed against 23andMe, Inc. for allegedly falsely advertising its Saliva Collection Kit and Personal Genome Service (aka DNA Spit Kit). Among other things, the complaint alleges that the company claims that the product will accurately provide consumers with “health and ancestry information”– including “specific health recommendations” – without evidence to support such claims and without FDA approval. (Dilger et al v. 23andMe, Inc., Case No. 14-cv-00296, S. D. CA.).

For more information about other class-action lawsuits filed against 23andMe and TINA.org’s coverage of the company, click here.

 

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When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.

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