Prior to Riegel, seven federal appeals courts, including the one in Riegel's case, had interpreted federal law on medical devices as prohibiting state lawsuits.
Justice Roberts spoke to the difference between Riegel decision and the Wyeth decision.
The court handed down the 8-1 decision in the case of Riegel
From then on Roy Riegels
was known as "Wrong Way Riegels
In the summer of 2000, when Eden Riegel won the high-profile role of Bianca, the most famous lesbian on daytime television, she had an ace up her sleeve: her big sister.
Of course, Riegel didn't know what the writers at ABC's All My Children had in store when she auditioned for the part--she knew only that Bianca was the teenage daughter of the infamous diva Erica Kane, a character so popular that in real life she has inspired two dolls and an autobiography.
Even though Riegel, who's straight, didn't have any personal experience with coming out as gay, her sister did.
As a founding partner of Riegels
, Campos, and Kenyon, she is a nationally renowned appellate attorney, elected to the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers in 1997.
The Riegels argued that the only federal regulation governing the substance of the catheter's label was the same provision that was at issue in Lohr, which the Lohr Court found too general to be considered a device-specific requirement.
In August 2006, the Riegels filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari in the United States Supreme Court requesting that the Court answer the following question, "[w]hether the express preemption provision of the Medical Device Amendments to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.
fifth inflation, the catheter burst, and as a result, Riegel suffered
They alleged that the catheter inserted into Riegel was designed,