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228 Hepatitis A cases in Hawaii; lawsuit could include 10,000

As the number of sick people in Hawaii’s Hepatitis A outbreak continues to increase, a seafood importer, a distributor and a sushi chain are facing a class action lawsuit — filed specifically on behalf of people who did not get sick. The state health department reports confirmed outbreak cases reached 228 as of Wednesday afternoon,… Continue Reading

Costco, Diamond Pet Food pay dog owners for poison pet food

The Ottawa-based Consumer Law Group says Diamond Pet Food and Costco are now paying out varying amounts to settle damage claims from Canadians whose pets required screening and/or treatment when some were exposed to Salmonella in 2011 and 2012. A class action law firm first announced the settlement in March. Consumer Law Group led the class action… Continue Reading

Court OKs $4 million class action settlement with XL Foods

A $4 million class action settlement is available for anyone in Canada or the United States who suffered an economic loss or or physical illness or injury from beef recalled in 2012 by XL Foods in Brooks, Alberta. Lawyers who filed the class action in 2013 said an Alberta court has approved the settlement amount… Continue Reading

2013 Hepatitis A Outbreak Victims Cleared for Class Action Trial

The 2013 multistate outbreak of hepatitis A virus infections linked to pomegranate seeds imported from Turkey had a lot of parts. It involved pomegranate arils in Townsend Farms Organic Anti-oxidant Blend frozen juice that sickened 165 people in ten states, sending 71 to hospitals. An upcoming October trial is also going to have a lot… Continue Reading