Zimmer Tries To Clear Name In Price-Fixing Scandal

Law360, New York (July 27, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Zimmer Holdings Inc., one of the orthopedic companies being investigated by the Justice Department for alleged price-fixing, divulged Wednesday specifics about the case that, if true, would ostensibly clear it of wrongdoing.

According to Zimmer, the DOJ is investigating a single incident that took place in fall 2005. At that time, a hospital e-mailed an implant bidding process proposal to Zimmer and its competitors.

Upon receipt of that proposal, a representative from an unnamed orthopedic maker sent Zimmer an unsolicited e-mail recommending that the companies adopt...
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