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Heather Gage

Buffets Inc. bankrupt, may not pay outbreak victim’s damages

A federal court order demanding payment of $11.37 million to a severely injured Salmonella victim may now be worth nothing more than an invitation to a bankruptcy meeting for unsecured creditors. The March 7 bankruptcy of Texas-based Buffets Inc., its third since 2008, limits the ability of a Nebraska man with life-threatening injures to collect… Continue Reading

Judge considers setting aside $11.37 million judgment

Ovation Brands Inc. wants a federal judge to set aside a $11.37 million default judgment a Salmonella victim received after the restaurant company’s lawyers failed to appear in court. The request is pending in Wyoming before U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl, who heard oral arguments on the defense motion Jan. 7. At that hearing the… Continue Reading

Ovation Brands Does Not Want To Pay $11.37-Million Salmonella Judgment

A $11.37-million default judgment a Wyoming federal judge recently awarded to a Nebraska man for injuries resulting from Salmonella poisoning should be voided, according to lawyers representing Ovation Brands. Casper, WY, attorneys Scott P. Klosterman and Keith J. Dodson appeared in court Nov. 6 to defend Ovation Brands and Buffets Inc. (doing business as Old Country… Continue Reading

NE Couple Wins $11.37-Million Judgment in Salmonella Case

Back in October 2010, Chris and Heather Gage were 120 miles away from their home in Bridgeport, NE, and decided to dine at the Old Country Buffet in Cheyenne, WY. Chris Gage was medically compromised going into the restaurant, but when he left, he was infected with Salmonella bacteria, which left him forever damaged. Gage’s reaction… Continue Reading