DePuy Synthes pursues more ex-sales reps, Globus

October 9, 2013 by Brad Perriello

Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Synthes subsidiary goes after a trio of ex-sales reps now working for rival Globus Medical in Texas.

DePuy Synthes pursues more Globus reps
DePuy Synthes pursues more Globus reps

DePuy Synthes, the orthopedics arm of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), sued rival Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) and 3 ex-DePuy sales reps now working for Globus, accusing them of breaching their contracts with their defections.

It's the latest lawsuit filed by DePuy Synthes against ex-sales reps who've quit to work for either a Globus distributor, for Globus directly or for another competitor. The 3 reps covered territories in Texas for DePuy Synthes, according to the lawsuit.

It alleges that Globus hired Jared Bunn, Aaron Garza and Jason Glynn despite knowing that they were subject to confidentiality and non-competition clauses in their employment contracts with DePuy, according to court documents. Bunn and Garza quit DePuy in September 2012, according to the documents; Glynn resigned in March 2013, roughly 2 weeks after his supervisor as DePuy, Jody Stevenson, quit to join Globus.