Guidant Fights 3rd-Party Payors' Class Action Appeal

Law360, New York (April 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Guidant Corp. is lashing out at a bid by third-party health care providers to appeal the dismissal of their proposed class action claims against the company over its recalled implantable heart defibrillators, arguing that the plaintiffs are "blatantly attempting to relitigate" issues previously decided by the court.

In an opposition filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Guidant urged the court to reject the motion for reconsideration on the grounds that there has been no determination of the company's underlying liability...
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