Legal accusations continue between orthopedic medical device competitors Zimmer and Stryker, with Zimmer now accusing Stryker of a "Trojan Horse" scheme to poach its Amarillo, TX-business. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in northern Indiana, Zimmer's lawyers draw a comparison to Homer's celebrated ancient war because they claim that Cody Stovall, a former Amarillo orthopedic surgery products sales rep, was claiming to leave Zimmer to sell a Stryker biologic plasma spray in the area. Zimmer claims that Stovall's real reason for leaving was to help Stryker poach Zimmer business, with a chance to earn a $30,000 bonus for every $500,000 in deals he converted. In fact, Stovall was conspiring with Stryker while he was still at Zimmer, according to the lawsuit. A Stryker media relations person declined to comment. Stovall could not be immediately reached.
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