Kickbacks case against Stryker dismissed

May 6, 2010 by MassDevice staff

A federal judge in Michigan throws out a whistleblower lawsuit against Stryker Corp., but gives the plaintiffs 21 days to amend their complaint.

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A federal judge in Michigan tossed a whistleblower lawsuit against Stryker Corp. (NYSE:SYK) that accused the company of a kickbacks scheme, but gave the plaintiffs a window to amend their complaint.

Judge Robert Jonker of the U.S. District Court for Western Michigan ruled that Robert Laucirica and the U.S. government failed to prove their contention that Stryker sales reps initiated a kickbacks scheme with Dr. Hari Parvataneni, an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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