Panel Centers NECC Meningitis Cases In Mass., Not Minn.

Law360, New York (February 13, 2013, 3:50 PM EST) -- A federal judicial panel centralized litigation against the New England Compounding Center over a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak in Massachusetts on Tuesday, rejecting two plaintiffs' push to move the lawsuits and the company's bankruptcy proceedings to Minnesota.

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ruled the lawsuits against the NECC should be transferred to Massachusetts because the pharmacy is headquartered there, the contamination that allegedly led to the outbreak occurred there and the pharmacy's bankruptcy is based there, among other reasons.

The NECC favored Massachusetts, as...
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