Guidant Seeks KO Of $700M Heart Device Fraud Suit

Law360, New York (September 27, 2010, 3:47 PM EDT) -- Boston Scientific Corp. subsidiary Guidant LLC is seeking to block a man with a defective defibrillator from pursuing a False Claims Act lawsuit against the medical device company, arguing that his allegations are parasitic claims based on media reports and other materials of public record.

In a motion to dismiss filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, Guidant and other related defendants contended that the court did not have the authority to claim jurisdiction over the case, and that...
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