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Medtronic Inc. v. Lohr

Docket No.: 95-754
Argued: April 23, 1996
Decided: June 26, 1996
Consolidated with: Lohr et vir v. Medtronic, Inc., No. 95-886

Topics:

Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic, and related statutes, Federalism, Federal Preemption of State Jurisdiction, Natural Resources, pre-emption clause, preemption

PartyNames: MEDTRONIC, INC., Petitioner, v. Lora LOHR, et vir. Lora LOHR, et vir, Petitioners, v. MEDTRONIC, INC.
Petitioner: Medtronic Inc.
Respondent: Lohr

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT
Supreme Court Docket

Medtronic Inc.
v.
Lohr
518 U.S. 470 (1996)
Other Citations: 116 S.Ct. 2240135 L.Ed.2d 700 (518 U.S.
Question:

Do the Medical Device Amendments of 1976 pre-empt a state common-law negligence action against the manufacturer of an allegedly defective medical device?

Medtronic Inc. v. Lohr
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 23, 1996

Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Lohr, 4 vote(s) against
Opinion By:

Medtronic Inc. v. Lohr
Case Documents

1Opinion in Medtronic Inc. v. Lohr
Additional documents for this case are pending review.