Mallinckrodt Facing $93M Drug Royalty Claim In Ch. 11

By Rick Archer (October 6, 2021, 7:08 PM EDT) -- Drugmaker Mallinckrodt PLC was hit with more legal woes related to sales of its Acthar Gel infantile spasms drug Wednesday after three individuals filed a suit in Delaware bankruptcy court asserting a $93 million royalties claim.

The suit — coming a week after a bankruptcy judge told the drugmaker that claims for priority reimbursement for allegedly inflated Acthar prices will go to trial — claims Mallinckrodt has gone a year and a half without paying the royalties it promised the plaintiffs in a 2015 settlement.

In their complaint, the three plaintiffs say they formed a partnership in 1999 to acquire the...

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