Judge Questions Bid To Move Acthar Cases To Delaware

Law360 (May 27, 2021, 7:23 PM EDT) -- A member of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Thursday questioned Mallinckrodt ARD LLC's push to have a battery of antitrust cases over sales of the anti-seizure drug Acthar transferred to federal court in Delaware where the company is currently making its way through bankruptcy proceedings.

Mallinckrodt is fighting a bid to have about a dozen cases over Acthar pricing consolidated into an MDL program in the Northern District of Illinois as it argues that it would create needlessly "duplicative" litigation in two separate forums.

But as the company pressed an alternative plan during a hearing on Thursday to consolidate...

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