When To Push For A Determination Under Riegel

Law360, New York (February 7, 2011, 2:13 PM EST) -- In the products liability world, one would be hard-pressed to find a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that has received as much attention as Riegel v. Medtronic Inc. Not surprising for a case that represents a near-unanimous decision by the court, thereby extending to medical device manufacturers a kill-shot against liability theories.

Still, with opportunities come decisions; and one somewhere near the top of the list is when to push for a determination on Riegel’s application. At the first chance to file your responsive pleading? Or...
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