News from 2001



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Outbreak, Inc. Co-Founder Denis Stearns: Litigating Foodborne Illness

Denis Stearns did a Question and Answer session with Food Tech Source about OutBreak, Inc., the not-for-profit entity formed with the intent of educating companies...

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E. coli Lawsuit filed against China Buffet

Marler Clark filed suit against the China Buffet restaurant on behalf of a 69-year old resident of Alexandria, Minnesota. The woman incurred over $400,000 in...

E. coli Lawsuit Filed Against Supervalu/Cub Food

A lawsuit was filed in Hennepin County District Court on behalf of a Minnesota toddler and her parents, against Supervalu/Cub Foods and American Foods Group...

E. coli Lawsuit filed against Excel Corporation on behalf of injured child

Marler Clark filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Gwinnett County, Georgia, child who became seriously ill after eating a hamburger patty contaminated with E...

E. coli Attorney Marler Calls for States to End School Poisonings

Bill Marler asked legislators to take a stand on school lunch safety after an E. coli outbreak at Finley Elementary School was traced to school...

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Sizzler E. coli Lawsuits Settled

Twenty lawsuits that were filed against Sizzler USA and its Milwaukee, Wisconsin franchise on behalf of victims of the July 2000 E. coli O157:H7 outbreak...

Suit Filed Against San Antonio Taco Company for Salmonella Newport Contamination

Marler Clark and and the well-respected Nashville law firm, Branham & Day, filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Lenexa, Kansas, family against the San...

Supreme Court Orders DSHS to Pay Attorney Fees

The Washington Supreme Court ordered DSHS to pay attorney fees to Kathleen O’Connor for its refusal to allow her access to public records she was...

Suit Filed in Salmonella-Tainted Cantaloupe Illness

A lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of a 15 month-old California boy. The boy contracted...

Shigella outbreak results in lawsuit against Mount Vernon Royal Fork Restaurant

Marler Clark filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Mount Vernon, Washington, woman who became ill with a Shigella infection after eating at the Royal...

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Family Sues Claremont Hotel for Needle Stick to 2 Year Old

David Babcock filed suit on behalf of a Pullman, Washington, toddler who stepped on a needle left in the carpet of the family’s Claremont Hotel...

Fifteenth E. coli Lawsuit Filed Against Sizzler

A federal lawsuit was filed Thursday on behalf of two children who were infected with E. coli O157:H7 during the July 2000 E. coli outbreak...

For Seattle Attorney, A Bacterium Brings Riches - and Enemies

Bill Marler, Who Got His Start With Jack-in-the-Box Case, has Made a Career of E. Coli....

Food Safety Lawyer Again Calls for Country of Origin Labeling for Fruits

Bill Marler again called for country of origin labeling for imported fruits, after over fifty cases of Salmonella poisoning were associated with Susie brand cantaloupe...

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American Foods Group Settles Five E. coli O157:H7 Claims

American Foods Group, Inc (“AFG”), the meat supplier implicated in the recent Chicagoland E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, today settled the claims of five people sickened...

Another E. coli Lawsuit Filed Against Sizzler

Marler Clark filed another E. coli lawsuit against Sizzler USA and E & B ManagementIn. In addition to Sizzler, named as defendants in the complaint...

A call for country of origin labeling on fruits and vegetables

Bill Marler argued that a death and dozens of reports of illness in the Western United States that were linked to Salmonella-contaminated cantaloupe could have...

Activist Law Firm Lobbying for Hepatitis-A Vaccination Program

Food manufacturers and restaurants should voluntarily vaccinate their employees against hepatitis-A, according to attorneys from the Seattle-based law firm of Marler Clark following a recent...

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Dominic's and AFG should be held responsible for E. coli outbreak, attorney says

Bill Marler called on both Dominick’s and American Foods Group, Inc (“AFG”), the businesses responsible for an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, to step up and...

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Marler Clark Announces Settlement of Lawsuits Against Importer of Cantaloupe Linked to Salmonella

A settlement was reached in a case against Shipley Sales Service, of Nogales, AZ, involving two individuals who contracted Salmonella in May 2001 after consuming...

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The Bug That Ate The Burger

Los Angeles Times writer Emily Green interviewed Bill Marler about his law practice in 2001 - nearly a decade after he began representing victims of...

The Path(ogen) to Success

Tom Duffy interviewed Bill Marler about nearly a decade of foodborne iillness litigation, with a focus on E. coli outbreaks and what food poisoning cases...

The Inside Story: How 11 Schoolkids Got $4.75 Million in E. coli Lawsuit

“Once you [are hit with] a lawsuit, and it has been proven that your product was the source of the bacteria, there's not a whole...

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Lawsuit seeks damages for Salmonella victims

The Henrico County Health Department closed Linh’s Bakery and Deli after food made there sickened nearly 250 people. The health department traced the outbreak to...

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Jury Returns Verdict in Finley E. coli Trial

A Benton County jury found the Finley School District to be 100-percent responsible for the E. coli infections contracted by 11 children after the children...