With a nearly infinite respository of data on every desk thanks to the internet, including judges’ desks, it should come as no surprise that some judges have been tempted to undertake some independent fact-finding in seeking the best resolution of matters pending before them. Such was the case for the U.S. District Court, District of […]

Judge Richard Kyle, U.S. District Court Judge (D. Minn.) has rejected a motion to recuse himself in a huge raft of litigation against Medtronic based on Medtronic’s Sprint Fidelis defibrillator lead. The basis for the plaintiffs’ motion was the fact that his son, Richard Kyle, Jr., is employed with Medtronic’s outside counsel, Fredrikson & Byron […]