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A14-1149       Paul V. Angeles, et al., Appellants (A14-1149), Charlene Mead, et al.,     
A14-1150       Appellants (A14-1150), Charles Starovasnik, Jr., Appellant (A14-1151),
A14-1151       Trudy Marse, et al., Appellants (A14-1152), Rebecca Manuel, et al.,
A14-1152       Appellants (A14-1153), Claude Davenport, et al., Appellants (A14-1154), vs.
A14-1153       Medtronic, Inc., et al., Respondents.
Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Laurie J. Miller.
           1.   Minnesota state law failure-to-warn patients and physicians claims and design-defect claims impose general requirements that are different from federal device-specific requirements and are therefore preempted by 21 U.S.C. § 360k(a) (2014).
           2.   Claims based on a failure to warn the FDA of adverse effects impose parallel requirements to federal device-specific requirements and are not preempted by 21 U.S.C. § 360k(a).
           3.   Minnesota state law express-warranty claims impose parallel requirements to federal device-specific requirements and are not expressly preempted by 21 U.S.C. § 360k(a).
           Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.  Judge Francis J. Connolly.

A14-1284       Terminal Transport, Inc., Appellant, vs. Minnesota Insurance Guaranty
                      Association,  Respondent.
                      Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Marilyn Brown Rosenbaum.
           The Minnesota Insurance Guaranty Association (MIGA) is prohibited from covering any claims made against an insolvent insurer's policy that has a deductible in excess of $300,000.  Minn. Stat. § 60C.09, subd. 2(4) (2014).
           Affirmed.  Judge Larry B. Stauber, Jr.

A14-1421       Donald R. Wells, class representative on behalf of himself and others
                      similarly situated, Appellant, vs. Holiday Companies, Inc., et al.,

           Hennepin County District Court, Hon. John Q. McShane.
           A car-wash code that a gas station provides on a receipt when the customer purchases a certain type of car wash does not satisfy the definition of "gift certificate" under Minn. Stat. § 325G.53, subd. 1(a) (2014).
           Affirmed.  Judge Michael L. Kirk.