News from 2002



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Thirty-Five Western Sizzlin Salmonella Lawsuits Filed

Marler Clark filed 35 lawsuits against the Western Sizzlin Corporation on behalf of victims of salmonella poisoning. The complaint sought compensation for damages resulting from...

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More Families File Lawsuits over E. coli Poisoning

Marler Clark filed lawsuits on behalf of two more Wooster, Ohio, families whose children contracted E. coli O157:H7 after eating at the King Garden restaurant...

More People Infected with Salmonella after Attending Tournament at Brook-Lea

At least 89 people who attended a golf tournament at the Brook-Lea Country Club in Rochester, New York, were infected with salmonella while attending functions...

Marler Clark posting E. coli genetic fingerprints from recalls

A prominent personal-injury law firm specializing in foodborne illness cases has begun posting on the Internet the genetic fingerprints of E. coli O157:H7 strains associated...

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Lawsuit filed against Emmpak, Cargill

Marler Clark filed a lawsuit against Emmpak Foods, Inc., a subsidiary of Cargill, Inc., on behalf of a Neenah, Wisconsin, couple. Health officials called a...

Lightning Strikes Emmpak and Excel again - and again

The deadly E. coli O157:H7 bacteria struck again – sickening at least 59 people in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois. The outbreak occured at the end...

Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of 84-year-old Washington State Resident Sickened with Salmonella

A lawsuit was filed today against I. Kunik Co., a foreign distributor of cantaloupes to grocery chains throughout the United States, on behalf of Harold...

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E. coli Suit Filed Against King Garden Buffet

Marler Clark filed a lawsuit against the King Garden Restaurant in Wooster, Ohio, on behalf of a 2-year-old girl who developed an E. coli O157:H...

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Food Safety Attorneys Call on Emmpak to Release Test Results

Marler Clark called on Emmpak Foods Inc. to release all inspection records and microbiological test results related to the operation of its Peck Meats plant...

Food Safety Attorney Calls for Increased Research to Make Salad Safe

Bill Marler called on the FDA to fund research on how to make salad safe to be consumed by the public. This, after the FDA...

Food Safety Advocate Demands Reform of Inspection and Meat Recall system

Bill Marler demanded that legislators and government officials begin an immediate examination of the meat recall system, which failed consumers who became ill after eating...

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Consumer Responsibility

"The Meat Industry can not assure the public that the meat we buy is not contaminated. So, instead of finding a way to get cattle...

Commentary on USDA rule-making process

In his 2002 commentary for the July/August edition of Food Protection Report, Denis Stearns writes about the Federal Meat Inspection Act and USDA’s rule-making process...

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Wyndham Hotels over Salmonella Outbreak

Marler Clark filed a lawsuit against Wyndham International on behalf of all individuals who became ill after being infected with Salmonella during a three-week long...

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Health Department Report Raises Serious Questions About the Wyndham Hotel's Sick Leave Policy

The Texas State Department of Health concluded that over 3,000 people were exposed to Salmonella Enteritidis while guests of the Wyndham Anatole Hotel during a...

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St. Paul Family Settles Claim Against AFG and Supervalu

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