A Medical Device Daily

Orbotech (Yavne, Israel) reported that on July 2 the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin ruled that it would grant the motion by Orbotech to dismiss the complaint filed against the company by GE Healthcare (Chalfont St. Giles, UK).

In granting the motion on the ground of forum non conveniens, the court ruled that the weight of both public and private factors support resolution of the action in the Israeli courts. Dismissal of the complaint is subject to Orbotech's acceptance of certain conditions set by the court designed to ensure the adequacy of the Israeli forum, the company noted. Orbotech said it intends to accept the conditions imposed by the court and has until July 16 to do so. The company said it continues to believe it has good arguments in response to the claims made in the complaint should these claims be made in an Israeli forum and intends to defend the matter vigorously in such instance.

Orbotech is principally engaged in the development of yield-enhancing and production solutions for specialized applications in the supply chain of the electronics industry.