Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Eighth Circuit Decertifies Two Subclasses in Leaky Prosthetic Heart Valve Litigation

U.S. Law Week is reporting today on an Eighth Circucit decision, In re St. Jude Medical, Inc., --- F.3d ----, 2005 WL 2509282 (8th Cir. Oct. 12, 2005), which held (in BNA's words) that "differences in state consumer protection laws preclude certification of consumer subclass seeking damages under Minnesota consumer protection statutes in nationwide class action concerning defective heart valve product, and numerous individual legal and factual issues preclude certification of subclass seeking injunctive relief in form of medical monitoring."

See U.S. Law Week, Volume 74 Number 15 Tuesday, October 25, 2005, Page 1231, ISSN 1522-4317.

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