- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Nevada judge postponed a hearing whether to grant class-action status to plaintiffs alleging a Las Vegas hospital failed to properly protect them from a tuberculosis outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit.

Clark County District Court Judge Kenneth Cory heard several bids Tuesday by Summerlin Hospital and its parent corporations to dismiss the case.

John Cotton, lawyer for the hospital, said some of those summary judgment issues remain unresolved.

Cory reset class-action arguments for Feb. 3.

Matthew Callister, attorney for plaintiffs Lara Snyder and others, says he’s identified at least 25 people who tested positive for the contagious lung disease.

Callister seeks class status for a November 2013 negligence lawsuit filed representing people claiming exposure to a tuberculosis-infected woman and newborn twins born in May 2013 at Summerlin Hospital.

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