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Appeals Court Upholds $112 Million Verdict To Indiana Doctor

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana appeals court has upheld a $112 million jury verdict in favor of a Carmel spine surgeon who sued medical device maker Medtronic over devices he invented and sold to the company. Dr. Rick Sasso sued Medtronic, alleging that it violated a contract by not paying royalties he was due for spinal implants and screw-implant systems he invented. Medtronic had appealed the verdict reached in 2018 by a jury in northern Indiana's Marshall County. The appeals court ruled there was sufficient evidence that Medtronic shortchanged Sasso on royalties from the implant systems that generated sales of more than $200 million a year.