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Andy Weisbecker graduated from the University of Washington Law School in 1980 and clerked for two Washington Superior Court judges before he began practicing commercial and tort litigation in Seattle in 1983. Andy is one of the founding partners of Marler Clark, and has been involved in the litigation and resolution of claims brought on behalf of persons injured in food product liability incidents and foodborne illness outbreaks since the firm’s formation in 1998. His law practice is focused on the representation of minor children, and on the presentation and resolution of their personal injury claims.

In the October 30, 2009, edition of its weekly MMWR publication, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on an investigation in November, 2008, when Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria was isolated in two different infants.[1]  As recognized by the CDC, isolation of this organism from human specimens is rare and makes these cases notable. …

“Classifications are theories about the basis of natural order, not dull catalogues compiled only to avoid chaos.”  Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life (1989), 98.

Enterobacter sakazakii, a gram-negative bacillus, is a rare cause of bloodstream and central nervous system infections.  In 2007, following extensive study, it was proposed that the original taxonomy of Enterobacter sakazakii…

Class Action Foodborne-Illness Claims” focuses on the elements of a class action lawsuit, certification of a class, and gives reasoning to the decision behind bringing individual lawsuits on behalf of victims of foodborne illness: Because individuals injured in a foodborne illness outbreak sustain varying degrees of injuries, a class action lawsuit typically is…