Smith & Nephew Salesman Excused From Liability Suit

Law360, New York (February 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A district court judge has chucked a lawsuit attempting to hold a Smith & Nephew Inc. salesman liable for marketing a defective knee implant, finding that the named defendant did not actually sell the device to the plaintiff's doctor.

Affidavits that John Price, the salesman identified in the lawsuit, and a Smith & Nephew manager submitted to the court provided sufficient evidence to show that Price did not market the faulty Genesis II artificial knee joint at issue, Judge Keith Starrett of the U.S. District Court...
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