News from 1999



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McDonald's Franchise Faces Claims from Hepatitis A Victims

Marler Clark, a Seattle law firm with a long track record of successful lawsuits against food companies, filed a lawsuit today against McDonald’s in Skagit...

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Lawsuit Settled Against Meat Company On Behalf of Boy Sickened by E. coli Tainted School Hamburger

The boy whose illness led to last year’s recall of hamburger sent to schools, military posts, and prisons in the South has settled with the...

Lawsuit Filed by Children Poisoned by E. coli in School Lunch

A school district and its beef supplier were sued in Benton County Superior Court by eight children who became ill last October after eating taco...

Lawsuit filed in Salmonella cases by Marler Clark

Marler Clark filed a lawsuit on behalf of a five-year-old child who was sickened by sprouts containing Salmonella Mbandaka bacteria. Hydro Harvest Ltd., of Brush...

Lawsuit filed today against Golden Corral Restaurant

A lawsuit was filed against Golden Corral ® restaurants on behalf of Melissa and Chad Hodgson of Kearney, Nebraska by their attorneys Marler Clark of...

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Subway Franchise Faces Claims from Over Thirty-One Hepatitis A Victims

A Class Action Lawsuit was filed in King County Superior Court against the two Seattle Subway sandwich shops implicated in a Hepatitis A outbreak....

Sun Orchard Faces Claims from Over Seventy-Five Salmonella Victims -- Several have been Hospitalized

Since the filing of a nationwide class action last week, over seventy-five people sickened by Sun Orchard unpasteurized orange juice joined the lawsuit. The individuals...

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Courting publicity, attorney makes safe food his business

Marler, who made his mark by suing Jack in the Box for serving people beef tainted with a deadly strain of the common E. coli...

Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Salmonella Cases by Marler Clark

Marler Clark filed a nationwide class action lawsuit on behalf of all persons sickened and injured by unpasteurized orange juice contaminated with a rare strain...

Complaint Filed Against Albertson's, Inc. - Meat Tainted with E. coli O157:H7

A complaint was filed against Albertson’s, Inc. on behalf of a Mt. Vernon, Washington, family. The complaint claimed that meat purchased at the Mt. Vernon...

Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Washington State Accuses Nationwide of Unfair and Deceptive Practices

A lawsuit accused Nationwide of “an unlawful and deceptive scheme” in which it threatened uninsured motorists with license suspension while pretending to collect money on...

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FDA Should Investigate Why Sun Orchard was Allowed to Import Unpasteurized Juice, Attorney Says

The FDA found Salmonella in a tanker load of orange juice attempting to cross into the United States from Mexico after Salmonella was implicated in...

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E. coli Outbreak: One year later, attorney wages war for victims

He truly does believe in what he's doing: Bill Marler has been "radicalized" by the suffering of E. coli victims, a partner says....

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Backgrounder: Unpasteurized Juice

On August 28, 1997, the FDA published a notice of intent that would require all unpasteurized or untreated juices to be labeled with a warning...

Building a Case Against E. coli

"As a parent, you need someone to put an arm around your shoulder, to say 'we'll take care of it,' and that's what they do."...