Split 8th Circuit Panel Affirms Sprint Fidelis Preemption Ruling

ST. LOUIS - A day after the parties announced a $268 million settlement and an end to the appeal, a split panel of the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 15 affirmed that the plaintiffs' claims involving the Medtronic Sprint Fidelis heart device leads are preempted and that the plaintiffs...

New Food & Drug Law Conference Features U.S. Judge, U.S. Attorneys, In-House Counsel

MINNEAPOLIS - A unique new legal education program featuring a diverse, high-level faculty will provide practical insights for attorneys litigating claims relating to food, drug and medical device products, according to Tom Hagy, CEO of HB Litigation Conferences, the event's producer. The CLE-accredited...

Split 6th Circuit: Michigan Drug Shield Law Does Not Apply To Fentanyl Patch

CINCINNATI — (Mealey’s) A split Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 21 reversed dismissal of a fentanyl patch overdose lawsuit, saying the trial court needs to determine whether the patch is a combination product that is not preempted by Michigan’s drug preemption law ( Beth...