Stryker Hip Implant Suit Stays In Federal MDL

Law360, New York (December 16, 2013, 9:11 PM EST) -- A judge kept a California man's hip implant defect claims against Stryker Corp. in multidistrict litigation in Minnesota federal court Thursday, even after finding he did not fraudulently sue two California-based hospital defendants to try to keep the case in state court.

U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank rejected Stryker's argument that plaintiff David Akin fraudulently joined California-based Mercy Hospital and hospital provider Dignity Health to the suit alongside Stryker to prevent a federal court from possessing jurisdiction over the case. The claims against Mercy and Dignity...
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