Not that long ago, counsel for Medtronic stood before an Eighth Circuit appellate panel (Judges Loken, Melloy, Shepherd) to defend the judgment in its favor by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Kyle, Sr. (D. Minn.), which Minnesota Litigator covered here. That was an appeal in the multi-district products liability cases against Medtronic.
On May 12 in St. Paul, plaintiffs of a different sort have another go against Medtronic and an adverse judgment against them by Judge Kyle. Now it is time for the shareholder class action lawyers, who fared no better before Judge Kyle. The briefs are here and here. The appellate panel this time around is composed of Judges Bye, Melloy, and Shepherd.