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Civil Procedure Keyed to Erichson
Hefferan v. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
Citation:828 F.3d 488 (6th Cir. 2016)
Hefferan (Plaintiff) was injured during surgery due to complications from a surgical stapler manufactured by Ethicon (Defendant), an American company. The surgery took place in Germany, where Hefferan lived. Hefferan filed suit against Ethicon in federal district court in the United States. The court granted Ethicon’s motion to dismiss on the ground of forum non conveniens, in favor of litigating the matter in Germany. Hefferan appealed.
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