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Another Suit Filed Against Mexican Restaurant Linked to June E. coli Outbreak

An Illinois man has filed suit against the Mexican Restaurant thought to be the source of an E. coli outbreak that sickened dozens in the state in June of this year. Quinten Hayley of Lombard, IL is seeking damages from Los Burritos Mexicanos, Inc., located in Lombard, where he allegedly contracted an E. coli infection… Continue Reading

Lawsuit Filed Against Illinois Restaurant in E. coli Outbreak

A lawsuit was filed today against Los Burritos Mexicanos in Lombard, Ill., on behalf of a woman who fell ill with E. coli O157:H7 after eating at the restaurant. According to a complaint filed in DuPage County Circuit Court, Elizabeth Bernardi ate at the restaurant on June 6, 2013 and fell ill with symptoms of… Continue Reading

San Diego Man Sues Townsend for Hepatitis A Infection Linked to Berries

Marler Clark, Gordon & Holmes and Keeney, Waite & Stevens have filed another lawsuit against Oregon berry producer Townsend Farms in San Diego County Superior Court.  The suit, filed Tuesday, was the second individual lawsuit filed on behalf of a hepatitis A outbreak victim from the San Diego area by the three law firms. The… Continue Reading

Lawsuits Filed Against Townsend Farms for Hepatitis A Outbreak

Two lawsuits have been filed against Oregon-based Townsend Farms, the producer of Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend frozen berry products sold at Costco and Harris Teeter stores. One personal injury case has been filed on behalf of a San Diego woman who alleges she fell ill with a hepatitis A infection after eating the berries…. Continue Reading

Two Lawsuits Filed in NC Holiday Inn Salmonella Outbreak

Case count grows to 99

Two women have filed lawsuits in Fayetteville, N.C., against the Holiday Inn Bordeaux alleging that they fell ill with Salmonella poisoning after eating food served at the hotel. The lawsuits come the same day the case count of those sickened in the outbreak rose again. The plaintiffs, Lucille Thompson and Tara Foster, are two of… Continue Reading

Lawsuit Filed Against Seattle Restaurant for E. coli Outbreak

Two patrons sickened with E. coli at Ambassel Restaurant in Seattle filed a lawsuit against the restaurant on Thursday. Both are represented by food safety law firm Marler Clark, which underwrites Food Safety News. Plaintiffs Sarah Schacht and Alison Cardinal ate at Ambassel on February 8 and 15, respectively. They fell ill with symptoms of E…. Continue Reading

UK Petting Farm Found Liable for 2009 E. coli Outbreak

The United Kingdom’s High Court has found a Surrey county petting farm liable for a 2009 E. coli outbreak that sickened 93 people, including 76 children under the age of 10, Smallholder Magazine reports. Several children suffered acute kidney failure and required dialysis following their infections, resulting in some likely experiencing permanent kidney problems. In… Continue Reading

Ex-BPI Employee Sues Media Over LFTB Controversy

A former Beef Products Inc. employee has filed a civil lawsuit against a number of media sources, alleging that they “willfully and maliciously” spread false and misleading statements about BPI’s beef filler known as lean finely textured beef (LFTB), a product referred to as ‘pink slime’ by these sources. Those statements, the former employee claims,… Continue Reading

Listeria-contaminated Cheese Leads to Premature Birth; Family Sues Distributor

Update: Since this story was originally published, the infant born prematurely to Joanna Valentine and Laurie Sorenson died, and a wrongful death suit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of the family. His name was Felix. A California couple has filed suit against the importer, distributor and retailer of the ricotta… Continue Reading

Michigan Mom & Daughters Sue Wal-Mart for Bad Cantaloupes

A Michigan family has sued Wal-Mart for selling contaminated cantaloupe that’s involved in the multistate Salmonella outbreak. The complaint was filed in Michigan’s Calhoun County Circuit Court on behalf of Battle Creek resident Angela Compton and her two children, who both were infected with Salmonella Typhimurium after eating cantaloupe they purchased form Wal-Mart in mid-July…. Continue Reading