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Fla. Federal Judge Transfers Stryker Hip Replacement Case to N.J., Refuses to Dismiss

MIAMI — A Florida federal judge has transferred a Stryker hip replacement lawsuit to New Jersey federal court on personal jurisdiction grounds, finding the interests of justice require transfer of the action rather than dismissal.

In an April 23 order, Judge Robert N Scola Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida explained that “where a statute of limitations defense may arise, the “interest of justice may require that the complaint not be dismissed but rather that it be transferred in order that the plaintiff not be penalized by time-consuming and justice-defeating technicalities.”

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