Stryker Can't Dodge Howmedica Worker Reimbursement Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (April 23, 2014, 8:36 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday refused to toss a putative class action accusing Stryker Corp. of failing to reimburse workers' business expenses, rejecting the medical technology giant's argument that it isn't liable because the workers were instead employed by subsidiary Howmedica Osteonics Corp.

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh's ruling Tuesday on Stryker's motion to dismiss the case concluded that the parent company's ties to Howmedica extended into employment matters, creating an employment relationship between Stryker and the lead plaintiff, Tanner Trosper, a former salesman...
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Case Information

Case Title

Trosper v. Stryker Corporation et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Other


Lucy H. Koh

Date Filed

February 11, 2013

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