Biomet Sued Over $3M Scheme To Steal Stryker Sales Reps

Law360, Los Angeles (September 30, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT) -- Stryker Corp. hit Biomet Inc. and two former Stryker employees with a breach of contract lawsuit in Michigan federal court Monday over an alleged scheme to erode the company’s customer relationships and intentionally sabotage Stryker’s ability to compete in the marketplace, costing the company more than $3 million.

The lawsuit raises allegation that two former Stryker employees, Christopher Ridgeway and Richard Steitzer, conspired with Biomet to convert existing Stryker employees to work for Biomet, to prevent Stryker from successfully hiring new employees in certain territories, to...
To view the full article, register now.




Case Information

Case Title

Stryker Corporation et al v. Ridgeway et al

Case Number



Michigan Western

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other


Robert Holmes Bell

Date Filed

September 30, 2013

Law Firms


UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.