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Civil Procedure Keyed to Rowe
Haley v. Medtronic, Inc.
Citation:169 F.R.D. 643 (C.D. Cal. 1996)
Haley (Plaintiff) represented a class of plaintiffs who had used pacemakers devices manufactured by Medtronic (Defendant). Haley initiated a class action against Medtronic in California federal district court, arguing that the pacemakers were defective and caused emotional injuries due to fear that they would fail. Plaintiff moved to certify a class of more than 66,000 people who had received the defendant’s pacemakers. Plaintiff sought certification of the class under Rule 23(b).
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