Orthopedic Industry Braces For Possible Storm

Law360, New York (July 25, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- It took a couple of weeks, but the number of class action lawsuits against orthopedic device makers is growing in the wake of revelations that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating 75% of the orthopedic industry for alleged price-fixing.

So far, at least four class action suits have been filed around the country, the first of them on July 13. In that suit, Minnesota-based South Central Surgical Center accused Biomet Inc., Zimmer Holdings Inc., Stryker Corp., Smith & Nephew PLC and Johnson & Johnson unit...
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