Guidant Fights Health-Care Providers' Appeal Attempt

Law360, New York (September 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Guidant Corp. is fighting a request by third-party health-care providers to finalize a judgment in product liability litigation against the medical device company over allegedly faulty implantable heart defibrillators.

Guidant Corp. filed its opposition on Friday to a motion by UCFW Local 1776 and Participating Employers Health and Welfare Fund and The City of Bethlehem, Pa., which seeks to certify an order that dismissed the third-party payors' claims against the device maker. The fund and city claim to have incurred charges by paying for the medical...
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