Bloomberg Law
Sept. 10, 2014, 4:00 AM

Smith & Nephew Will Pay $8.3 Million,
Settle Medical-Device Country-of-Origin Case

Medical device manufacturer Smith & Nephew Inc. will pay $8.3 million to settle what whistle-blower attorneys say may be the first-ever Trade Agreements Act country-of-origin case involving medical devices (United States ex rel. Cox v. Smith & Nephew, Inc.order of dismissal).

Judge John T. Fowlkes Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee signed an order dismissing the whistle-blower case Sept. 4.

The whistle-blower, Samuel Adam Cox III, who formerly worked for Smith & Nephew as the information technology global director of Enterprise Resource Planning, sued the company under the whistle-blower provisions of the ...