Stryker Says Junk-Fax Class Action Would Hurt Doctors

Law360, New York (August 20, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT) -- Stryker Corp. on Monday slammed a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case over faxes touting orthopedics seminars, calling the suit a money grab that will harm the primary care practices it purports to represent.

The medical device maker urged U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker to refuse a class certification bid from Physicians Healthsource Inc., a litigious Cincinnati medical practice accusing Stryker of sending illegal fax blasts promoting orthopedic technology seminars to more than 8,000 numbers stored by the American Medical Association.

Stryker told the judge that...
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