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Medical devices ruling could boost FIFRA preemption arguments

At first glance, a recent Supreme Court ruling upholding a preemption claim in a medical device liability case doesn't appear to have much, if any, connection to the pesticide industry. But pesticide law experts contend the court's ruling last month in Riegel v. Medtronic could impact the industry by strengthening FIFRA preemption arguments and potentially helping manufacturers fend off product liability claims.

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