Arbitration Affirmed By 9th Circuit In 23andMe Consumer Class Actions

(August 25, 2016, 1:12 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Aug. 23 affirmed a lower court ruling that an arbitration provision by DNA testing company 23andMe Inc. is not unconscionable under California law (David Tompkins, et al. v. 23andMe, Inc., No. 14-16405, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 15443).

(Opinion available. Document #28-160901-005Z.)

23andMe provides a direct-to-consumer genetic testing service called Personal Genome Service. Customers purchase DNA testing kits online.

The online application and account requires purchasers to agree to arbitration of all disputes,...
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