Stryker Tries To Quash Antitrust Class Actions

Law360, New York (February 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Aiming to kill off two suits in one blow, medical device maker Stryker Corp. has asked a federal judge to throw out putative class actions filed by two California hip implant recipients who lodged antitrust claims against the company over allegations that it paid kickbacks to surgeons.

On Thursday, defendant Stryker Corp., as well as related companies Stryker Orthopaedics, Howmedica Osteonics Corp. and Stryker Sales Corp, filed a motion to dismiss the cases, brought by Claire Haggarty and Goldene Somerville in the U.S. District Court for...
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