3rd-Party Payers In Guidant Case Seek Appeal

Law360, New York (February 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Third-party health care providers are asking a judge to consider allowing them to appeal the dismissal of their proposed class action claims against Guidant Corp. over its recalled implantable heart defibrillators, almost two years after the claims were dismissed.

In a letter dated Thursday, UCFW Local 1776 and Participating Employers Health and Welfare Fund, and the City of Bethlehem, Pa., asked Judge Donovan W. Frank of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota to hold a conference to consider whether they could appeal their...
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