Covidien Dodges Surgical Stapling Class Claims For Now

Law360, New York (January 17, 2013, 3:24 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Thursday tossed a proposed class action against Covidien Inc. over injuries allegedly suffered from the company’s surgical stapling devices used in gastric bypass surgery, although he left a window open for the plaintiffs to keep the case going.

Covidien had argued plaintiffs Amy McKinney and her husband, Harley Kyle McKinney, had failed to adequately state their claims in their eight-count complaint, and U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt agreed.

“With respect to their second through eighth causes of action, plaintiffs offer no opposition...
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