Bearder v. State of Minnesota and Minnesota Deptartment of Health

Scott V Kelly

Case Conclusion Date:November 16, 2011

Practice Area:Class Action

Outcome:Minnesota Supreme Court held the State of Minnesota and the Department of Health violated the Genetic Privacy Act remanding the case for determination of appropiate injunctive relief and damages. Class action lawsuit initiated.

Description:Appeal to Minnesota Supreme Court claiming the State of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health violated the Genetic Privacy Act and the Newborn Screening statute in the storage, use and dissemination of residual blood samples violating the privacy of more than one million Minnesota children.