STORY FROM: Hip & Knee Implant Litigation

Stryker Says Plaintiffs Failed to Plead Viable Breach of Warranty Claim Against Distributor

BOSTON — Defendants in the Stryker LFIT V40 multidistrict litigation have opposed motions to remand three cases to Massachusetts state court, arguing the plaintiffs have failed to plead a viable breach of implied warranty claim against nondiverse distributor Surgi-Care Inc.

In an Aug. 11 sur-reply filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, defendants contend the claim fails as a matter of law because no sale involving a transfer of title took place between the hip device manufacturers and Surgi-Care.

In the three actions at issue, the plaintiffs, all Massachusetts residents, allege they suffered injuries following the ...

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Kelley Bernheim & Dolinsky
Nutter McClennan & Fish
Shook Hardy & Bacon

Associated Documents
Defendants' Sur-Reply

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