JPML To Mull Novel Bankruptcy Shift In Meningitis Cases

Law360, New York (January 30, 2013, 9:33 PM ET) -- Plaintiffs suing the New England Compounding Center over last year's meningitis outbreak will ask a federal judicial panel Thursday to do something it appears it has never done: transfer an already-filed bankruptcy to another venue alongside the litigation at issue.

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is holding a hearing in Orlando, Fla., to determine whether and where it should centralize the 100-plus lawsuits over injuries allegedly caused by tainted steroids manufactured by the NECC. The outbreak has sickened 693 people and killed 45 in...
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