Synthes Slams Biomet Over Top Consultant, Clients

Law360, New York (September 8, 2010, 1:33 PM EDT) -- The U.S. subsidiary of Switzerland's Synthes Inc. is going after rival orthopedic device maker Biomet Inc. for allegedly poaching a top sales consultant and making off with his biggest accounts.

Synthes USA Sales LLC filed an amended complaint Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging former sales consultant John Scott blatantly violated his contract when he defected to Biomet, taking numerous Synthes customers with him.

While Scott has breached his employment contract, Biomet is liable for aiding Scott’s misconduct and...
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