Judge Engelmayer denied yesterday a motion for class certification against a medical records copying firm accused of charging a price beyond the statutory limit.  HealthPort Technologies, LLC retrieved and photocopied patient records at the rate of 75 cents per page (the statutory limit set by New York Public Health Law § 18 for recovering “costs incurred”) but the its actual “costs incurred” allegedly fell far below that.

Judge Engelmeyer declined to certify a state-wide class of patients at the over 500 medical facilities where HealthPort operated, as the differences in determining the “costs incurred” for each location meant that common questions did not predominate as required by Rule 23(b)(3):
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