Dismissed Medtronic MDL Could Get New Lease On Life

Law360, New York (February 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A month after he dismissed with prejudice all the claims in a multidistrict litigation over Medtronic Inc.'s Sprint Fidelis defibrillator leads on preemption grounds, a federal judge has opened the door to allowing the plaintiffs to file an amended complaint.

Judge Richard Kyle of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota ruled Thursday that the plaintiffs could file a motion to seek to amend the master consolidated complaint for individuals in the case. An attorney for the plaintiffs said at a status conference last...
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