Fla. Court Retains Jurisdiction over Knee Implant Case, Says Amount in Controversy Exceeds $75,000

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OCALA, Fla. –– A Florida federal court has retained jurisdiction over a knee implant products liability suit, finding sufficient evidence that the amount in controversy would in fact exceed $75,000.

In reaching this conclusion in its Oct. 27 order, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida cited past medical bills that totaled nearly $73,000, and the fact that the plaintiff sought damages for pain and suffering, as well as future medical care.

Debra Kilmer filed the underlying action against Stryker Corp., Stryker Sales Corp. and Howmedica Osteonics Corp., contending that she had been injured by a defective …


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