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WTO secures summary judgment for Guidant


The Superior Court for Santa Clara County, California granted summary judgment in favor of Guidant, which makes a stent-graft medical device used to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms without traditional open surgical techniques. The court found that the plaintiffs' claims were preempted by federal law. The wins were especially significant because the cases involved an extension of recent United States Supreme Court preemption case law.
Secured summary judgment in California for medical device manufacturer Guidant based on federal preemption law.