Stryker, Zimmer Get Kickback Suit Dismissed

Law360, New York (March 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrown out an antitrust case brought against a group of orthopedic device makers including Stryker Inc. and Zimmer Inc. by two plaintiffs who claimed a kickback scheme stifled their ability to compete in the replacement hip, knee and joint market.

Judge Arthur Schwab of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued a memorandum opinion granting motions to dismiss for failure to state a claim on which relief could be granted. Judge Schwab tossed out federal antitrust and racketeering...
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