News from 2000



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E. coli-stricken Navy family files lawsuit against meat packer

A young Navy family represented by Marler Clark filed a lawsuit against the AFG, a Wisconsin meat supplier, for making them sick after they ate...

E. coli Lawsuit Filed Against Wendy's

An 85-year old Salem resident filed a lawsuit against the Wendy’s restaurant located at 2375 Commercial Street in Salem, Oregon. He was one of at...

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Recalls of Tainted Meat Not Working, Attorney Says

Bill Marler called on the USDA to implement a new, more efficient, recall process for contaminated ground beef and other meat products. ...

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American Food Group Should Pay E. coli Victims' Medical Bills

Bill Marler called on American Foods Groups, Inc., the Green Bay, Wisconsin meat supplier implicated in a Minnesota E. coli outbreak, to pay medical bills...

Attorney Calls on Wendy's to Pay all Victims' Medical Bills

William Marler called on Wendy’s corporate leaders “to do the right thing and immediately pay all the victim’s medical bills related to E. coli illnesses...

A Second Lawsuit Filed Against Sizzler by Local Law firm

A lawsuit filed by Marler Clark claims that Sizzler is liable for the injuries and damages that sickened over 50 people and left one child...

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Carl's Jr. February 2000 Hepatitis A Outbreak Class Action

All those who were exposed to hepatitis A during the February 2000 outbreak and who received the immuno globulin (IG) treatment to guard against infection...

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Seattle Law Firm Obtains $1.4 Million Settlement on Behalf of Salmonella Outbreak Victims

Marler Clark announced that it obtained a $1.4 million settlement on behalf of 55 persons who were infected with Salmonella Muenchen after drinking orange juice...

Second E. coli Lawsuit Filed Against Wendy's

The parents of a 14-year old boy from Salem, Oregon, filed the second lawsuit against the Wendy’s restaurant located at 2375 Commercial Street in Salem...

Same Meat Supplier Reportedly Implicated in 1993 and 2000 Sizzler Outbreaks

Marler Clark amended one complaint filed against Sizzler USA to allege that Excel Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Cargill Corporation, was the manufacturer of...

Seattle Law Firm Obtains $1.06 Million Settlement on Behalf of Hepatitis Outbreak Victims

Marler Clark, announced that it had obtained a $1.06 million settlement on behalf of 29 persons who claim to have been infected with the Hepatitis...

Shigella Illnesses Tied to Dip Rise --More Join Class

Data released from the Washington State Department of Health confirmed that over 160 people in Washington State were sickened by Shigella-contaminated dip. Other States are...

Shigella Fact Sheet

Shigella is a bacterium that can cause sudden and severe diarrhea (gastroenteritis) in humans. Shigellosis is the name of the disease that Shigella causes. The...

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Lawsuit seeks damages for Maryland Shore hepatitis A victims

A resident of Sellersville, Pennsylvania, filed a lawsuit against Catamarans Restaurant on Solomons Island, after she was infected with hepatitis A during the August 200...

Lawsuit Seeks Damages for Daughter Infected with E. coli Bacteria While Caring for Sick Mother

Marler Clark and a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, law firm filed damage claims on behalf of a Milwaukee woman who was infected with the E. coli bacteria...

Lawsuit filed against Sizzler on behalf of injured Milwaukee Man

Marler Clark filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Milwaukee resident against the E. B. Management Company, the owner and operator of the Sizzler rstaurant...

Local law firm teams with nationally known foodsafety advocates to investigate Sizzler E. coli outbr

Marler Clark and Fox, O’Neill, and Shannon of Milwaukee, investigated the E. coli outbreak linked to the Sizzler franchise restaurant in Milwaukee owned by Eschenbach-Boysa...

Lawsuit Filed by Woman Sickened in Second E. coli Outbreak linked to KFC

Marler Clark announced the filing of a lawsuit in Federal Court on behalf of an Ohio resident who became infected with the deadly E. coli...

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Marler Clark Serves 29 Lawsuits Against Senor Felix

Marler Clark served 29 separate lawsuits today against Senor Felix, a California corporation implicated in the January 2000 recall of bean dip contaminated with the Shigella bacteria. ...

Marler Clark Files Claim Against Juice Maker

Marler Clark announced the filing of a claim on behalf of a Huntington Beach, California resident, against Glendora, California-based California Day-Fresh Foods. Ms. Kabana became...

Marler Clark calls on FDA to Require Sprout Labeling

Bill Marler suggested labeling all sprouts with the message: WARNING: This product may contain harmful bacteria that can cause serious illness in children, the elderly...

Minnesota School Hit by Deadly E. coli Bacteria

Bill Marler, who has represented some of the most seriously injured victims of foodborne illness in the United States, said parents, like those at Risen...

Marler Clark Amends Class Action Against Carl's Jr. To Add Named Plaintiff Who Received Injection

The class action lawsuit filed in Spokane County Superior Court against Carl’s Jr. was amended to add a named plaintiff who was required to receive...

Marler Clark Files Class Action Against Carl's Jr. Franchise on Behalf of Hepatitis A Victims

A class action lawsuit was filed in Spokane County Superior Court against a Carl’s Jr. hamburger franchise implicated in a Hepatitis A outbreak in the...

Marler Clark Files Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit was filed in King County Superior Court against Senor Felix Gourmet Mexican Foods, a California Corporation implicated in a Shigella outbreak...

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Foodborne illness attorney offers Milwaukee "Top Ten Tips" for dining out during an E. coli outbreak

Bill Marler, who represented the most severely injured victims of the largest and deadliest E. coli outbreak in U.S. history in 1993, developed ten tips...

Food Safety Attorney Praises USDA New Stricter Standards for School Meat

Two months after he called for increased efforts to prevent food poisoning in the National School Lunch Program, Bill Marler praised the United States Department...

Food Safety Advocates Call on Industry to Vaccinate All Food Handlers Against Hepatitis A

In light of a large-scale Hepatitis A exposure in the San Francisco Bay Area, food safety attorneys of the Seattle-based law firm of Marler Clark...

Food illness Attorney Calls for FDA to Ban Unpasteurized Juices

In light of the recall of unpastuerized juice by its California manufacturer, Bill Marler called on the FDA to completely ban the sale of all...

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Outbreaks of E. coli Should Not Occur in Municipal Water

Americans relying on rural and small municipal water systems are just as likely to become victims of the deadly E coli bacteria as are Canadians...

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The Courage to Criticize - Commentary on Foodborne Illness Litigation

Denis Stearns' essay on E. coli litigation was featured as a guest commentary in Food Protection Report. In his commentary, Denis ponders the extent to...

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Bill to Boost School Food Safety

Marler Clark managing partner Bill Marler lobbies hard on behalf of new food safety laws that would help to protect students from contaminated school lunches...