Johnson & Johnson’s Synthes subsidiary wins a round in its lawsuit against a former sales rep who jumped ship for rival Globus Medical, when a Pennsylvania appeals court rules that the lower court mistakenly applied California law in denying a Synthes bid for a preliminary injunction.
A Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary won a round in its lawsuit against a former sales rep who quit to work for rival Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) when a Pennsylvania appeals court sent the case back down for reconsideration.
Synthes USA sued Globus and Peter Harrison for breach of contract in 2012, after Harrison quit to go to work for Globus. The lawsuit alleges that Harrison broke the confidentiality and non-compete clauses in his contract with Synthes by using confidential information from Synthes to lure customers to Globus. Harrison argues that a lawsuit he filed in California, where he worked for Synthes, supersedes the Pennsylvania case.
The Chester County Court of Common Pleas denied a Synthes bid for a preliminary injunction to prevent any further occurrence of the alleged contract violations.