Smith & Nephew Seeks $2M From Rivals In Noncompete Suits

Law360, New York (August 10, 2012, 2:01 PM EDT) -- Medical device maker Smith & Nephew Inc. on Wednesday sued a pair of rivals in Texas federal court for $1 million apiece on allegations they poached sales representatives, the company’s latest high-profile legal fights involving noncompete clauses.

The lawsuits target Tulsa-based Exact Surgical Inc., a distributor for Exactech Inc., and Austin-based Central Texas Orthopedic Products Inc., a distributor for Biomet Inc. Each case involves independent contractors who, according to the complaints, jumped ship to the firms despite having agreed not to seek jobs with certain competitors...
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Case Title

Smith & Nephew Inc v. Exact Surgical, Inc.


Case Number

4:12-cv-00495

Court

Texas Eastern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other

Judge

Richard A. Schell

Date Filed

August 9, 2012


Case Title

Smith & Nephew, Inc. v. Central Texas Orthopedic Products, Inc.


Case Number

1:12-cv-00719

Court

Texas Western

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other

Judge

Lee Yeakel

Date Filed

August 9, 2012

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