Guidant Withdraws 'All Writs' Motion Against Texas Attorney

  • Defendant's Motion to Enjoin
  • Order and Memorandum

MINNEAPOLIS - Guidant Corp. and Cardiac Pacemakers Inc. withdrew an all writs motion against a Texas attorney after calling his discovery tactics 'abusive,' and saying he would threaten discovery in the Guidant Implantable Defibrillator MDL. In re: Guidant Corp. Implantable Defibrillators Products Liability Litigation. MDL No. 1708. Case No. 0:05-md-1708 (D. Minn.).

Guidant and Cardiac Pacemakers moved for an order to temporarily enjoin Robert Hilliard of Hillard & Munoz in Corpus Christi, Texas, his law firm, associated counsel and clients, from continuing his Texas state court actions pending completion of all MDL depositions. The companies argued that Hilliard's 'abusive discovery …


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