Friday, May 26, 2017
NECC June Hearing Canceled
A June 1 federal court hearing on the status of payments to victims of the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak has been canceled.
U.S. District Judge Rya Zobel issued a brief order granting a motion to cancel the scheduled session due to scheduling and other issues. The next hearing will now be held on July 20 in Zobel's Boston, Mass. courtroom.
The cancellation was requested by a committee representing victims of the deadly outbreak. There was no opposition to the request.
Despite the cancellation reports are expected to be filed on the progress of payments being made to victims from a trust fund established under the bankruptcy of the New England Compounding Center, the now defunct company blamed for the outbreak.