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Published On: Wed, Nov 22nd, 2023

State Engages Plaintiffs’ Lawyers for Out-of-Court Settlement Talks 

The state represented by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice seeks to engage in negotiations with the families of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) to amicably settle the matter outside the courtroom. 

 The Director of Civil and International litigation Lawyer Binga D, yesterday informed the court that it is the intention of the state to have the AKI case amicably settled out of court and will be reaching out to the plaintiff’s lawyers in negotiating a settlement. 

 Lawyer Binga D sought for an adjournment to 15th December to report to the court on the matter. 

The plaintiffs’ lead counsel, Yassin Senghore also confirmed that the state has approached them in a bid to have the case settled out of court. 

The presiding judge, Justice Ebrima Jaiteh also further urged the parties to amicably settle the matter out of court.

 The lawsuit has been filed by nineteen families seeking justice for the alleged tragic demise of 70 children, to which they claimed was caused by a cough syrup manufactured by Maiden Pharmaceutical Company. The lawsuit is against Maiden Pharmaceutical Company, Atlantic Pharmaceuticals Company, Medicines Control Agency, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Justice.

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