NuVasive Says J&J Units Poached Medical Device Sales Rep

Law360, New York (September 20, 2012, 8:11 PM EDT) -- NuVasive Inc. on Monday sued Johnson & Johnson units in Tennessee federal court for allegedly poaching a sales representative who allegedly took lucrative medical device business to the companies by flouting the terms of his noncompete and confidentiality contracts.

California-based NuVasive and distributor MorganGray Medical LLC say salesman Brent Thomas built up a valuable clientele in Tennessee and Kentucky and then jumped ship to Rupp & Associates Inc., a distributor for J&J subsidiaries that jointly operate as DePuy Synthes Cos., bringing his extensive customer base with...
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