Guidant Buries One Hatchet In Defibrillator Fallout

Law360, New York (September 15, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Putting to rest one of thousands of lawsuits it faces over implantable heart defibrillators, Boston Scientific Corp. has settled a fraud action over one of the recalled devices manufactured by its Guidant Corp. division.

Corpus Christi, Texas lawyer Mikal Watts, who is representing plaintiffs Beatrice Hinojosa and Louis Motal in the case, confirmed on Friday that a confidential settlement had been reached, but did not disclose any details relating to the deal, Bloomberg reported.

Hinojosa and Motal had sued Guidant in 2005 on allegations that Guidant...
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