Stryker OK'd To File New Knee Coverage Claims Against TIG

Law360, New York (October 8, 2013, 1:38 PM EDT) -- A Michigan magistrate judge on Monday refused to stop Stryker Corp. from mounting ancillary claims against TIG Insurance Co. for allegedly deserting $7.6 million in excess coverage obligations for Stryker’s settlement of artificial knee defect lawsuits, saying TIG won't be prejudiced in defending new breach-of-contract accusations.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph G. Scoville permitted Stryker to file a supplemental complaint in the long-running coverage dispute and bring the contract claims over TIG's alleged failure to cover direct settlements with recipients of Stryker Duracon Unicompartmental Knees, or Uni-Knees,...
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