NECC Victims Seek To Sue Others For Meningitis Outbreak
By Erica Teichert
Law360, Washington (July 19, 2013, 7:10 PM ET) -- A committee representing the victims of a nationwide meningitis outbreak trailed back to the New England Compounding Center asked a Massachusetts bankruptcy court on Wednesday to declare the company insolvent and pave the way for new liability and wrongful death suits against third parties connected to the outbreak.
Under many states' laws, NECC must be declared insolvent before victims can begin pursuing health care providers and others who distributed the tainted NECC products in individual suits or a currently pending multidistrict litigation. If the bankruptcy court...