Canadian Class Certified Over Guidant Medical Devices

Law360, New York (April 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Months after Boston Scientific settled a U.S. class action over a line of faulty defibrillators for $240 million, a judge in Canada has certified a national class action over the same devices in that country.

Justice Maurice Cullity of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Thursday certified a class of 1,992 members who received defective defibrillators, according to a press release from the plaintiffs' attorneys. By comparison, the class in the U.S. case involved 8,500 plaintiffs.

A total of 530 of the Canadian plaintiffs have...
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