Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Deadline Extended for Objections To Meningitis Fees
By Walter F. Roche Jr.
A federal bankruptcy judge has extended the time interested parties can file objections to more than $15 million in legal and related expenses being sought in the bankruptcy case of a defunct drug compounding firm.
U.S. Judge Henry J. Boroff moved the deadline for filing objections from Sept. 16 to Oct. 30 at the request of attorneys involved in the case.
A hearing on any objections also has been pushed back to Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in federal court in Worcester, Mass.
In recent filings in the case, attorneys told Boroff they were "currently discussing a consensual resolution" of the pending fee requests.
The fees would come out of a $200 million trust fund established to compensate victims of the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak. NECC has been blamed for the fatal outbreak.
The fee requests include fees and expenses incurred by the trustee in the bankruptcy and his law firm.