STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump Case Remanded to Calif. State Court
August 19, 2020
LOS ANGELES — A California federal judge has remanded a lawsuit targeting Medtronic’s recently recalled 600 series insulin infusion pumps to state court, ruling that diversity is lacking because the sole nondiverse plaintiff was not fraudulently misjoined.
In an Aug. 5 order, Judge Dolly Gee of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California further ruled that even if defendants raise federal preemption as a defense, the complaint itself does not necessarily depend on resolution of a federal issue.
Seven plaintiffs, all type 1 diabetics, sued Medtronic and MiniMed Inc. in the Los Angeles Superior Court in ...
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