SJ for WTO Medical Device Manufacturer Client Based on Federal Preemption Law

11.14.2008

DENVER:  The Superior Court for Santa Clara County, California granted summary judgment in favor of a Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell client that 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.