Federal judge tosses class-action Guidant suit

February 18, 2011 by MassDevice staff

A federal judge in California dismissed for the second time a purported class-action lawsuit against Boston Scientific's star-crossed Guidant Corp. pacemaker subsidiary.

BSX, Guidant

Its Guidant Corp. subsidiary delivered a rare bit of good news for Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE:BSX), after a federal judge in California once again tossed a would-be class-action lawsuit over recalled Guidant pacemakers.

Judge Manual Real of the U.S. District Court for Central California granted a Guidant motion to dismiss the case, ruling that "all plaintiff's state law claims are preempted by federal law," according to court documents.

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