Synthes Suffers One-Two Punch In Prodisc Suit

Law360, New York (April 23, 2008, 12:00 AM ET) -- In a double blow to Synthes Spine Inc., a federal judge has refused to dismiss a product liability lawsuit by a patient whose Prodisc artificial spinal disk malfunctioned and has shot down the company's bid to transfer the case to a new court.

Judge John D. Rainey of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Wednesday denied Synthes' motion to toss plaintiff Calvin Timberlake's case for lack of proper venue in the Victoria division, adding that there was “no good cause” to...
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