Biomet Sued Over $3M Scheme To Steal Stryker Sales Reps

Law360, Los Angeles (September 30, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT) -- Stryker Corp. hit Biomet Inc. and two former Stryker employees with a breach of contract lawsuit in Michigan federal court Monday over an alleged scheme to erode the company’s customer relationships and intentionally sabotage Stryker’s ability to compete in the marketplace, costing the company more than $3 million.

The lawsuit raises allegation that two former Stryker employees, Christopher Ridgeway and Richard Steitzer, conspired with Biomet to convert existing Stryker employees to work for Biomet, to prevent Stryker from successfully hiring new employees in certain territories, to...
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