State, Federal NECC Tort Cases To Join Meningitis MDL
By Brian Mahoney
Law360, New York (May 31, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal court on Friday agreed to assert jurisdiction in multidistrict litigation over all pending federal and state court personal injury tort and wrongful death suits against New England Compounding Center arising from a nationwide meningitis outbreak that drove the company into bankruptcy.
U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV granted a motion by bankruptcy trustee Paul D. Moore to transfer state and federal cases against NECC to his court, which is handling the multidistrict litigation against the company. Judge Saylor declined to take any...