Almer v. Peanut Corporation of America

Filing 1427

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Almer v. Peanut Corporation of America Doc. 1427 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA In re: Guidant Defibrillators Products Liability Litigation This pleading applies to: ALL ACTIONS : Court File No. 05-md-1708 ______________________________________________________________________________ DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT ON PLAINTIFF LEOPOLDO DURON, JR.'S CLAIMS BASED ON FEDERAL PREEMPTION ____________________________________________________________________________ Defendants Guidant Corporation, Guidant Sales Corporation, and Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc., hereby move this Court for an Order awarding them summary judgment, or, in the alternative, partial summary judgment on all Counts asserted by Plaintiff Leopoldo Duron, Jr. as asserted in his original and/or adopted Amended Master Complaint on the grounds that those claims are either expressly or impliedly preempted by federal law. This motion is made pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 56 and is based upon all the files, records and proceedings herein, including the accompanying memorandum of law, supporting affidavits, and any reply papers that may be filed in accordance with Local Rule 7.1. Respectfully submitted, SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P. /s/ Timothy A. Pratt____________ By: Timothy A. Pratt 2399288v1 Missouri Bar No. 26729 2555 Grand Blvd. Kansas City, Missouri 64108-2613 Telephone: 816-474-6550 Facsimile: 816-421-5547 Joseph M. Price FAEGRE & BENSON 2200 Wells Fargo Center 90 South Seventh Street Minneapolis, MN 55402-3901 Telephone: 612-766-7000 Facsimile: 612-766-1600 ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANTS 2399288v1 -2-

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