Egg Donors & ASRM Reach a Settlement in Class Action Price Fixing Case
On January 29, 2016, and after four years of litigation, the class of egg donors who challenged the American Society for Reproductive Medicine for placing a price cap on the amount of compensation donors can receive have reached a settlement.
According to Top Class Actions,
According to the terms of the egg donor class action settlement, the ASRM will eliminate wording that restricts the financial award for those who supply human eggs for reproductive services. At issue, the language that reads “[t]otal payments to donors in excess of $5,000 require justification and sums above $10,000 are not appropriate,” will be removed.
In addition, the egg donor class action lawsuit settlement states that the ASRM has agreed to not recommend any specific dollar amount regarding donor compensation in the future.
While the egg donor price-fixing class action settlement does not provide Class Members with monetary relief, those who want to file an individual lawsuit to recover past damages are able to do so under the agreement.