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Civil Procedure Keyed to Hazard
Temple v. Synthes Corp.
Citation:498 U.S. 5, 111 S.Ct. 315, 112 L.Ed.2d 263 (1990)
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Temple (Petitioner) sued Synthes Corp. Ltd. (Respondent) in federal court under diversity jurisdiction for defective design and manufacturing of a plate and screw device implanted in Petitioner’s spine. Separately, Petitioner sued the doctor that performed the surgery and the hospital where the surgery occurred in state court for malpractice and negligence. Respondent filed a motion to dismiss, arguing that Petitioner had failed to join the doctor and hospital in the federal lawsuit as necessary parties under Rule 19.
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