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Fla. Federal Judge Retains Jurisdiction Over Cormet Hip System Case

TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida federal judge has refused to remand a Cormet metal-on-metal hip system case to state court, ruling that defendant Corin USA Limited’s principal place of business is in England, not Florida, and therefore diversity jurisdiction exists.

In a March 15 ruling, Judge William F. Jung of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida relied upon the affidavit of a Corin USA director who averred that the company’s “nerve center” is in England.

Elizabeth Westerfield allegedly suffered injuries after being implanted with the Cormet metal-on-metal hip system. She and her husband sued Corin ...

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