Ill. City Says Mallinckrodt Ch. 11 Can't Halt Antitrust Claims

Law360 (November 18, 2020, 5:49 PM EST) -- The city of Rockford, Illinois, told a federal court Tuesday that Mallinckrodt's bankruptcy should have no impact on the prosecution of claims against Express Scripts for allegedly working with the troubled drug company to inflate prices of the hormone treatment Acthar.

The city filed a response Tuesday opposing a bid from pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts and several of its subsidiaries to pause all proceedings in the antitrust case until key issues in Mallinckrodt's bankruptcy can be resolved.

The bankruptcy has automatically stayed the claims against Mallinckrodt, and the drugmaker has asked the bankruptcy court to extend that stay to cover...

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