Medtronic Judge Won't Reconsider Recusing Himself

Law360, New York (April 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation involving Medtronic Inc.’s Sprint Fidelis defibrillator leads has refused to reconsider his decision last month not to recuse himself from the case on the grounds that his son works for a law firm with Medtronic connections.

Judge Richard H. Kyle of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota ruled Wednesday that he would not give the plaintiffs in the case leave to file a motion for reconsideration, denying a request they made in a letter on Tuesday.

The plaintiffs...
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