STORY FROM: Hip & Knee Implant Litigation
Parties Spar Over Language of Proposed Protective Order in Stryker LFIT V40 MDL
August 30, 2017
BOSTON — Howmedica Osteonics Corp. is urging the judge overseeing the Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head multidistrict litigation to adopt its proposed protective order governing the exchange of confidential information, arguing that it would protect its sensitive trade secret information.
In an Aug. 25 filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Howmedica maintains that its proposed terms “reasonably balance the parties’ interests without undue advantage or prejudice to either party.”
Howmedica argues that plaintiffs’ demands would place Howmedica’s sensitive trade secret and other proprietary information directly in the hands of competitors and would providepPlaintiffs with an ...