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Executive Summary

Petition for writ of certiorari in case brought by Billye Jean Martin and Libra Salazar against the firm in Texas is denied by Supreme Court Jan. 7, upholding U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit findings that Medtronic's compliance with FDA's premarket approval process preempts state tort law claims. The lawsuit alleging a Medtronic pacemaker used a defective ventricular lead was based on claims of deficiencies in safety and effectiveness of design, manufacturing processes, warnings and labeling...



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