Minnesota Federal Judge Dismisses St. Jude Heart Device Class Action As Preempted

Mealey's (January 31, 2019, 9:53 AM EST) -- MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota federal judge said Jan. 24 that although a union health and welfare fund has standing to sue the maker of a heart medical device and has suffered an injury, its claim is preempted by federal law (ASEA/AFSCME Local 52 Health Benefits Trust v. St. Jude Medical, LLC, et al., No. 18-2124, D. Minn., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11807)....

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