Boston Scientific Comments on Ruling on Preliminary Motions in Medinol Contract Case
(December 2, 2004) -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today commented on a ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on preliminary motions in a breach of contract case involving Medinol, Ltd. The Court granted in part and denied in part both Medinol's and Boston Scientific's motions for summary judgment. The Court also dismissed Medinol's claims against the two Boston Scientific officials named in the case.

"As the ruling states, this is essentially a breach of contract case, which alleges 'grandiose estimates of damage' that are unlikely to succeed," said Boston Scientific spokesman Paul Donovan. "Perhaps most significantly, there is nothing in this ruling that interferes with our ability to continue to sell our TAXUS™ Express2™ paclitaxel-eluting coronary stent system."

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