LAWFUEL – Law News Network – The case of Orthotec v. REO Spineline had been pending for two years when Orthotec chose to add Theken Spine, LLC, as a defendant. Orthotec did not plead that Theken had itself done anything wrong.
Orthotec alleged only that Theken had acquired the assets of REO Spineline when REO went out of business, so Theken should be liable for REO’s alleged misconduct. Orthotec’s complaint sought over $10 million in damages.
Theken, which is based in Akron, Ohio, required lawyers in both Ohio and California to defend this lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles. After just six months of intensive work, Jones Day succeeded in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of its client, Theken Spine. The Jones Day team consisted of Mark Herrmann in the Cleveland Office and Kevin Dorse, Richard Kovacik, Sophia Chang, and Jessica Repa in Los Angeles.