Law360, New York (November 28, 2012, 6:50 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by the New England Compounding Center to stay lawsuits blaming it for a deadly meningitis outbreak, refusing to freeze the complaints while the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation weighs centralization.
U.S. District Judge Dennis Saylor also decided to coordinate the 12 NECC cases currently before him, according to plaintiffs' attorney Kristin Johnson Parker of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, who was present at a hearing presided over by the judge.
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