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Trader Joe’s Named in E. coli Lawsuits

Residents of California and Washington state who allege they fell ill with E. coli infections after eating salads purchased from Trader Joe’s last year have filed lawsuits against the retailer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention counted 33 people from 4 states who fell ill with E. coli infections after eating salads or wraps… Continue Reading

Canadian Family Brings E. coli Suit Against U.S. Lettuce Supplier

The family of a Canadian woman who died from an E. coli infection filed suit against producer grower Tanimura & Antle last week in U.S. District Court in California, alleging her death was caused in part by the consumption of contaminated lettuce sold by the company. According to court documents, prior to falling ill with… Continue Reading

Woman Sues Over 2010 Folklorama Outbreak

The Folk Arts Council of Winnipeg Inc., also known as Folklorama, and the Russian Pavilion are being sued for lost wages, pain and suffering by 52-year-old Trudy Andrew of Oakbank. Winnipeg’s Folklorama Festival claims to be the world’s largest and longest running cultural event in the world. Its 2012 run began August 5 and will… Continue Reading

Cargill, E. coli Victim Settle Suit

From a Press Release:  Stephanie Smith and Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation announce jointly that they have settled the lawsuit filed by Ms. Smith in December 2009. Ms. Smith, a twenty-two year old former dance instructor from Cold Spring, Minnesota, sued for the severe injuries she suffered as a result of an E. coli O157:H7 infection… Continue Reading

18 More File Suit Against Ixtapa

Eighteen people who became ill with E. coli O157:H7 infections after eating at the Ixtapa Family Mexican Restaurant in Lake Stevens, Washington, in October of 2008 filed a lawsuit against the restaurant yesterday.  Fifteen adults and three children are named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was filed in Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett,… Continue Reading

E. coli Lawsuit Filed in Lettuce Case

A lawsuit was filed yesterday in King County Superior Court, Washington, on behalf of Kelly Cobb and her husband Matthew.  Kelly was a victim of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to contaminated romaine lettuce in May of 2008.    Defendants named in the lawsuit include Church Brothers LLC, Premium Fresh Farms, LLC, True Leaf Farms,… Continue Reading

2nd Lawsuit Filed Against Fairbank Farms

A second lawsuit stemming from an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was filed last week against Fairbank Farms, this one was on behalf of Augusta, Maine resident Margaret Long and was filed in Maine District Court. According to the lawsuit, she purchased beef produced by Fairbank Farms at Shaw’s Market in Augusta, consuming the product… Continue Reading

WA Restaurant Sued by E. coli Victims

Two women who became ill with E. coli O157:H7 infections during an outbreak traced to the Ixtapa Family Mexican Restaurant in Lake Stevens, Washington, in October of 2008 filed lawsuits against the restaurant Monday.  Both plaintiffs are Everett, WA residents who tested positive for E. coli O157:H7 after eating food prepared at Ixtapa. Investigators from… Continue Reading