The Tennessean | November 30, 2012
Meningitis outbreak: Cases moved from state to federal court
Lawyers for the drug compounding firm blamed for a deadly nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis are moving forward with a strategy to get the growing number of lawsuits consolidated in federal court and want a Boston-based judge to preside over all of them.
Federal court records show that a total of 37 cases originally filed in state and county courts have been transferred to federal courts across the country at the request of lawyers representing the New England Compounding Center. The lawyer for the company, headquartered in suburban Framingham, says it wants the cases eventually to be consolidated in Massachusetts.
That would include six suits originally filed in circuit court in Nashville and subsequently transferred to U.S. District Court here.
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