Smith & Nephew Says Sales Contractors Broke Noncompete

Law360, New York (June 22, 2012, 7:06 PM EDT) -- Medical device maker Smith & Nephew Inc. hit a group of former sales representatives and managers Wednesday with a $56 million lawsuit claiming the independent contractors violated the terms of their noncompete agreements by taking jobs with a rival.

S&N claims sales representatives with Northwest Ortho Plus Inc., which for 17 years had contracted with S&N to provide salespeople and staff for the company in the Northwest, compromised sensitive business information and undermined the medical device maker’s goodwill with customers in the region by forging new...
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Case Information

Case Title

Smith & Nephew Inc. v. Northwest Ortho Plus, Inc. et al

Case Number



Tennessee Western

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other


Jon Phipps McCalla

Date Filed

June 19, 2012

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