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Top Ten Food Safety Challenges of 2009

Bill Marler, food safety advocate and managing partner of foodborne illness law firm Marler Clark, asked the food safety community to weigh in on the...

Third Lawsuit Filed In Chipotle Grill Hepatitis A Outbreak

A third hepatitis A lawsuit was filed today against Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., in San Diego County Superior Court. The complaint was filed on behalf...

Tomatoes and Salmonella: A Look at Past Outbreaks

The CDC, public health officials in 28 states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are working together on an ongoing multi-state outbreak of...

Top E. coli Experts Gather at Public Meeting

The US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is hosting a public meeting to discuss the challenges and proposed solutions for reducing the incidence of...

Topps Meats E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Nationwide (2007)

Marler Clark represented several victims of a 2007 E. coli outbreak that was traced to the consumption of ground beef produced by Topps Meats of...

The Use of Public Health Documents in Foodborne-Illness Litigation

Attorney Dave Babcock authored this article, which appeared in the September, 2006 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health. How public health documents are used...

The Legal Implications of 'Toxic' Mold Exposure

A column written by Marler Clark associate Dave Babcock, which appeared in the April issue of the Journal of Environmental Health. The column includes a...

Tracing Mad Cow Makes Litigation Unlikely

Marler Clark associate attorneys Dave Babcock and Drew Falkenstein co-authored an article on litigation resulting from bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow) contamination for the March...

Taco John’s E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits – Iowa and Minnesota (2006)

Marler Clark represented nine individuals who became ill with E. coli infections after eating food purchased from Taco John's locations in Iowa and Minnesota. The...

Topps and Price Chopper E. coli Case - New York (2005)

Marler Clark represented the family of a young child who became ill with E. coli and HUS after eating a hamburger made from ground beef...

Taco Bell Hepatitis A Outbreak Lawsuits - Florida (2000)

In 2000, Florida public health officials investigated a hepatitis A outbreak among residents of several counties. An epidemiologic study revealed that the source of the...

Taco Bell E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Northeast (2006)

Marler Clark represented six victims of the 2006 E. coli outbreak traced to lettuce served at Taco Bell restaurants in the northeast. Residents of New...

The Courage to Criticize

Denis Stearns wrote a commentary on foodborne illness outbreaks and the key role criticism from the right people could play in preventing them. In the...

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Bill Marler's top Ten Food Safety Stories of 2008

Food safety advocate and attorney Bill Marler (of Seattle foodborne illness powerhouse Marler Clark) polled his wide range of contacts in the food safety community...

Bill Marler at ACI Food-borne Illness and Contamination Litigation

Bill Marler will travel to Phoenix to present to the ACI Food Borne Illness & Contamination Litigation Conference....

Bill Marler Kenote at the Third International Conference for Food Safety and Quality

Bill Marler will present the keynote address at the Third International Conference for Food Safety and Quality in San Francisco, CA....

Bill Marler at China International Food Safety and Quality Conference (CIFSQ)

Bill Marler will be in Beijing, China to present a keynote address to the International Food Safety and Quality Conference....

Boy Scout Sickened by E. coli-Tainted Meat Sues S & S Foods

A Boy Scout who was infected by E. coli O157:H7 while attending camp in Virginia filed suit today in the Circuit Court of Rockbridge County...

Boston E. coli Illnesses Appear be Part of Multi-State Outbreak

An outbreak of the highly toxic strain of E. coli O157:H7 in the Boston area appears to be part of a multi-state outbreak that has...

Bill Marler at the British Food Journal (BFJ) Inaugural Lecture

Bill Marler travels to London to to take part in the Inaugural Lecture series of the British Food Journal (BFJ) at the Royal Institute of...

Bruce Clark to Address IAMA Conference

Bruce Clark, accomplished personal injury lawyer and expert in foodborne illness litigation, will speak at the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA) World Forum...

Bill Marler at Food Safety: Farm to Table

Bill Marler will give the keynote address, in Moscow, ID presenting an Update on Outbreak Trends 2006-2008....

Bill Marler and Denis Stearns at Seattle University School of Law

Marler Clark managing partner Bill Marler moderated, and partner Denis Stearns presented at the Seattle University School of Law's conference, Who’s Minding the Store -...

Bogey’s Restaurant / Quality Inn Salmonella Lawsuits - Washington (2003)

In 2003, dozens of people became ill with Salmonella infections after eating food prepared at Bogey's restaurant in the Clarkston, Washington, Quality Inn hotel. Marler...

Bill Marler Receives 2008 WSTLA Public Justice Award

Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (WSTLA) announced that William Marler will be receiving the “Public Justice Award” at the May 2008 Law Day Dinner....

Brook-Lea Country Club Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - New York (2002)

In the summer of 2002, over 100 people became ill with Salmonella infections after eating at the Brook-Lea Country Club near Rochester, New York. At...

Bravo! Cucina Italiana Norovirus Outbreak Lawsuits - Michigan (2006)

Marler Clark represented several individuals in claims against the Bravo! Cucina Italiana restaurant after a norovirus outbreak at the restaurant's Lansing, Michigan, location was the...

Blimpie’s Subs Norovirus Outbreak Litigation- Michigan (2005)

In 2005 a large norovirus outbreak was traced to a Blimpie's restaurant in Kent County, Michigan. Groups of people who attended functions catered by Blimpie's...

Black Forest Bakery Salmonella Outbreak lawsuits - Michigan (2002)

Marler Clark represented 30 people who became ill with Salmonella infections after eating cannolis and cassata cake from the Black Forest bakery in Macomb, Michigan...

BJ's Wholesale Club E. coli Litigation - New York and New Jersey (2002)

In 2002, a public health investigation showed that two ill children in Rockland County, New York, a third child in Bergen County, New Jersey, had...

Bauer Meat E. coli Litigation - Georgia (1998)

Marler Clark represented the family of an 11-year-old Georgia boy who spent four days in the hospital after becoming ill with E. coli O157:H7 after...

Bill Marler Receives King County Bar Association's 2008 Outstanding Lawyer Award

The King County Bar Association announced today that they had selected William Marler for its “2008 Outstanding Lawyer Award.” ...

Bill Marler, Food Safety Attorney, at the California Agribusiness Executive Seminar

Bill Marler traveled to Monterey, California, to participate in a panel discussion on food safety with Dr. Robert Brackett, Director, Center for Food Safety and...

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Food Safety Attorney Bill Marler at Super Lawyers CLE

Bill Marler will present to the Super Lawyers CLE in Seattle....

Food Safety Lawyer Bill Marler at the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) Mass Tort Symposium

Bill Marler will travel to New Orleans to present to the LSBA Class Action/Mass Tort Symposium ...

First E. coli Lawsuit Filed Against Aunt Mid’s Produce

CLARIFICATION: The Michigan Health Department has linked illnesses to lettuce produced by Aunt Mid's produce. To date, no left-over lettuce has tested positive for the...

Food Safety Attorney Bruce Clark at the FDA Southeast Food Safety Seminar

Bruce Clark and Patti Waller travel to Asheville, NC to present to the Southeast Region Food Safety Seminar....

Firemen’s Fundraiser May be Victim of E. coli Regulation Loopholes

Tri-tip beef served at a September 6 fundraiser for the Forest Ranch, CA volunteer fire department has been cited as the probable cause of an...

Forest Ranch Fire Department Fundraiser E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - California (2008)

On September 6, 2008, 300-400 people attended a fund raiser for the volunteer fire department of Forest Ranch, CA. By September 24, twenty four of...

Food Safety Legal Team at the Tennessee Public Health Association (TPHA)

Drew Falkenstein and Patti Waller both travel to Nashville, TN to take part in the Annual Conference of the Tennessee Public Health Association....

Foodborne Pathogen Epidemiologist at the FDA Southeastern Regional Meeting

Patti Waller travels to Atlanta, GA to present to "Headlines You Want to Avoid" to the FDA Southeastern Regional Meeting....

Food Safety in the United States - A Letter to Congress

RE: Food Safety in the United StatesDear U.S. Congress Member:I am writing to you because the American people are losing confidence in the U.S. government’s...

Food Safety Lawyer Bill Marler at Food Safety Council Meeting

Bill Marler travels to Omaha, Nebraska to speak at the Food Safety Council Meeting...

First E. coli Lawsuit filed in Kroger Tainted Ground Beef Recall

The first E. coli lawsuit stemming from the Ohio and Michigan E. Coli outbreak was filed today in the Court of Common Pleas in...

Food Safety Attorney Drew Falkenstein at the Alabama Environmental Health Association (AEHA)

Drew Falkenstein travels to Florence, Alabama, to present to the AEHA. His presentation is titled "You Break it, You Bought it: Incentivising Food Safety by...

Food Safety Lawyer Bruce Clark at International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA)

Bruce Clark travels to Monterey, CA to participate in the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA) World Forum and Symposium....

Food Borne Illness Expert and WSU Alum to Speak at Conference

William Marler, national expert in food borne illness litigation and accomplished personal injury lawyer, will speak at the Food Safety: Farm to Table conference, a...

Food Safety Attorney Denis Stearns at the Institute for Supply Management

Denis Stearns will participate in the Institute of Supply Management's Spring Hospitality conference in Chicago, Illinois. ...

Foodborne Illness Epidemiologist Patti Waller at the Alabama Food Safety and Defense Conference

Patti Waller travels to Montgomery, Alabama to present "Distinguishing Legitimate Food Borne Illness Claims from Illegitimate Claims"....

Food Safety Lawyer at Essential Food Law and Regulations

Denis Stearns travels to Portland, OR to present "Legal Liability for Food Related Outbreaks: Law, History, and Lessons Learned"....

Food Safety Attorney Bill Marler at Food: Safety, Risk, and Technology

Bill Marler will speak at the University of Minnesota College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences on Food Safety and Litigation....

Food Borne Illness Expert William Marler to Speak at UMN

William Marler, national expert in food borne illness litigation and accomplished personal injury lawyer, will speak at the University of Minnesota College of Agriculture, Food...

Food Safety Advocate William Marler Welcomes End of Factory Farms

A report released by the influential Pew Commission yesterday on Industrial Farm Animal Production could result in chickens and cows receiving more humane treatment. Pew’s...

Food Safety and the CEO: Keys to Bottom Line Success

William Marler's article for the October/November 2007 issue of Food Safety Magazine begins, "Foodborne illness has, of course, been around as long as there has...

Food Claims and Litigation

Written by Bill Marler for the February, 2005 Food Safety In-Sight newsletter by Environ Health Associates, Inc, Bill's paper on foodborne illness and tort begins...

Friendly’s Hepatitis A Exposure Lawsuit - Massachusetts (2004)

In 2004, an estimated 3,800 people received immune globulin injections to prevent hepatitis A infection after eating food prepared at the Friendly's restaurant located in...

Fresno Meat Market E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - California (2007)

Tri-tip steak prepared at the Fresno Meat Market was identified as the source of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak among Fresno County, California, residents in...

Finley Elementary School E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit - Washington (2001)

In 2001, an E. coli outbreak among students at Finley Elementary School in Finley, Washington, was investigated by Washington Department of Health and Benton-Franklin Health...

Filiberto’s Shigella Outbreak Lawsuit - California (2006)

Marler Clark represented several victims of a Shigella outbreak that was traced back to food served at a Filiberto's restaurant in San Diego. The outbreak...

Food Safety Lawyer Dave Babcock at the Southwest Small Fruit Consortium

Dave Babcock presented at the 2008 Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium Conference held in Savannah, Georgia. His speech was titled, "PROFITING FROM UNSAFE FOOD: The...

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Alexandre EcoDairy Raw Milk Campylobacter Outbreak Lawsuit - California (2008)

In the summer of 2008, an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni in Del Norte County, California (near the Oregon border) that sickened 16 people was traced...

Attorney David Babcock at the Ontario Food Protection Association Annual Meeting, 50th Anniversary

Dave Babcock will travel to Mississauga, Ontario, to present to the OFPA....

Aunt Mid's Lettuce E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Michigan, Illinois, and Ontario (2008)

At least 45 people became ill with E. coli O157:H7 infections after eating iceberg lettuce distributed in industrial-sized packages by Aunt Mid's Produce Company of...

Attorney Dave Babcock at the 2008 Long Company Annual Conference

Dave Babcock will travel to Chicago, IL to take part in the annual conference of the Long Company....

American Food Safety System a “Train Wreck”

In just a year and a half, the American meat industry has experienced a whiplash of beef recalls. 40 million pounds of meat tainted with...

Another Victim Files Suit in Nebraska Beef E. coli Outbreak

As investigating health authorities grapple with the extent of the Nebraska Beef outbreak, more victims are asserting claims against the meat company. The recent filing...

Attorney Denis Stearns at the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO)

Denis Stearns will present at the Association of Food and Drug Officials' annual conference, to be held in Anaheim, California. His presentation is titled "Deja...

A Long History of Tomatoes and Salmonella

The CDC, public health officials in several states, the Indian Health Service, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are working together on an...

Attorney William Marler Recognized for Public Health Advocacy

William Marler, managing partner of Seattle-based Marler Clark, has been selected for a prestigious law award recognizing his work on behalf of a safer food...

Alumni at the forefront of food poisoning litigation at Marler Clark

Lawyer, the Seattle University School of Law publication, featured Marler Clark in the summer 2007 issue of the magazine. In an Alumni Profile piece, Richard...

A Legal History of Raw Milk in the United States

Marler Clark partner Andy Weisbecker began his article for the Journal of Environmental Health with a quote from Winston Churchill: “There is no finer investment...

An Introduction to Liability, Negligence, and All Things In Between

Marler Clark associate attorney Drew Falkenstein wrote this article for the Legal Briefs column in the September, 2005 Journal of Environmental Health. In it, he...

An Introduction to Product Liability Law

In Denis Stearns' first article for ID Access, he introduces readers to product liability law and the concepts behind it, beginning with: When a person...

An E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak at a Chain Restaurant

"An E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak at a Chain Restaurant: A Case Study on How Easily Legal Liability Can Spread to a Franchisor" was written by...

Abbott Cheese Listeria Litigation - British Columbia (2002)

Marler Clark represented a woman who became ill with Listeriosis and suffered a miscarriage after consuming Listeria-contaminated cheese while on vacation in Victoria, British Columbia...

AFG / Supervalu E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Minnesota (2000)

In December of 2000, the Minnesota Department of Health announced that an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak had been traced to the consumption of ground beef...

AgVenture Farms Petting Zoo E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Lawsuits - Florida (2005)

In 2005, over a dozen children were hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome after visiting the Central Florida Fair, the Florida Strawberry Festival, or the Florida...

Attorney Denis Stearns at the Food Safety and Security Summit 2008

Denis Stearns participated in the 2008 Food Safety and Security Summit, held in Washington, DC during a session titled, "Issues/Insights for Microbial Challenge Studies." ...

Attorney and Epidemiologist at the American Conference Institute

Bill Marler and Patti Waller were in Scottsdale, Arizona, for the American Conference Institute's National Forum on Food-Borne Illness Litigation. Bill participated in two conference...

Another E. coli Outbreak

Marler Clark Lawyer says Federal and State Regulators Play a High-Risk Game with ConsumersPublic health officials in Washington, DC, California, and Wisconsin are playing a...

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Denis Stearns Lectures at International Food Safety Seminar at University of Wisconsin School of Law

Denis Stearns travels to Madison, WI to present to the International Food Safety Seminar at University of Wisconsin School of Law....

Dave Babcock at Michigan Envionmental Health Association

Dave Babcock travels to Flint, MI to present to the Michigan Environmental Health Association (MEHA)....

Drew Falkenstein at the North Dakota Environmental Health Association (NDEHA) Conference

Drew Falkenstein will present to the North Dakota Environmental Health Association in Bismarck, ND....

Denis Stearns Guest Lectures at the University of Southern California Regulatory Science Program

Denis Stearns will be in Los Angeles, presenting at the USC Regulatory Science Program....

Drew Falkenstien at the Washington Association for Food Protection

Drew Falkenstein will travel to Lake Chelan, Washington to present to the annual conference of the Washington Association for Food Protection. ...

Denis Stearns at the Institute of Food Technologies (IFT)

Denis Stearns travels to the Institute of Food Technologies (IFT) Annual Meeting and Expo in New Orleans, LA. His presentation will be "Food Safety Priorities...

Drew Falkenstein at Northeast Food and Drug Officials Association (NEFDOA)

Drew Falkenstein will travel to Portland, Maine, to present at the NEFDOA Annual Conference on the topic of "Food Borne Illness Liability and Litigation"....

Denis Stearns at the Third International Symposium on Agro-terrorism

Denis Stearns presents to the Third International Symposium on Agro-terrorism, sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Kansas City, MO....

Dole Spinach E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Nationwide (2006)

Marler Clark represented 93 victims of the 2006 E. coli outbreak traced to Dole brand bagged baby spinach. The outbreak resulted in 205 confirmed E...

Dole Lettuce E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon (2005)

Marler Clark represented seven individuals who became ill with E. coli infections, including one young child who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome and whose kidneys failed...

Dee Creek Farm E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Washington & Oregon (2005)

In 2005, an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak was traced to the consumption of unpasteurized, or "raw", milk produced at Dee Creek Farm of Woodlawn, Washington...

D’Angelo’s Deli Hepatitis A Outbreak Lawsuits - Massachusetts (2001)

In 2001, Marler Clark was retained by 15 people who contracted hepatitis A after eating food prepared at D'Angelo's Deli in Swansea, Massachusetts. The hepatitis...

Drew Falkenstien at the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), University of Hawaii Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), Hawaii Food Manufacturers...

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Kindercare E. coli Outbreak - Illinois (2009)

Twenty one children and one adult were infected ill with E. coli infections at a Chicago-area Kindercare in February of 2009. ...

King County: Louth v. King County Workplace Injury Litigation - Washington (1994)

Bill Marler represented the family of William Louth in a wrongful death lawsuit after he fell to his death when the bucket of a crane...

Kindercare E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit - California (2000)

Marler Clark represented the families of children who became ill with E. coli while attending the Kindercare facility in Folsom, California, in 2000. Public health...

King Garden Restaurant E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Ohio (2002)

In 2002, an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak was traced by the Wayne County Health Department to the King Garden buffet-restaurant in Wooster, Ohio. The outbreak...

Kid’s Korner Daycare E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit - Missouri (2004)

Marler Clark represented the family of a young boy who became ill with E. coli while attending the Kid's Korner daycare in Joplin, Missouri, in...

KFC E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit - Ohio (1999)

Coleslaw was identified as the source of an E. coli outbreak among customers of KFC restaurants in southwestern Ohio counties in 1999. Health department officials...

KFC Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Colorado (2002)

Marler Clark represented two children who became ill with Salmonella infections after eating contaminated popcorn chicken purchased at a KFC in Lafayette, Colorado, in 2002...

Karl Ehmer Meats E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit – New Jersey (2000)

In 2000, the New Jersey Department of Health investigated the E. coli infection and subsequent death of a 20-month-old boy who had eaten a hamburger...

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National Western Stock Show E. coli Outbreak - Colorado (2009)

At least 27 people, mostly children, became ill with E. coli O157:H7 infections after attending the National Western Stock Show, held in Denver, Colorado, in...

Nebraska Beef E. coli Outbreak - Nationwide (2008)

Marler Clark represented over a dozen victims of the 2008 nationwide E. coli outbreak that was traced to contaminated meat sold by Nebraska Beef. The...

New Mexico Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Raw Tomatoes

New Mexico health officials have announced that uncooked tomatoes appear to be the source in the salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 31 people...

Nationwide Insurance - Insurance Bad Faith Class Action Litigation - Nationwide (1999)

Denis Stearns represented named plaintiffs Jeff Barreca and Lisa Hall in a class action lawsuit against Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. The lawsuit accused Nationwide of...

Nebraska Beef E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Minnesota (2006)

Several Minnesotans who purchased ground beef from Tabaka's Supervalu in Longville, Minnesota, became ill with E. coli infections in 2006. Marler Clark represented several individuals...

New look for food poisoning informational Web sites

The Marler Clark network of food poisoning informational Web sites, which first appeared online in 1998, recently received a makeover. The sites, which were originally...

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Washington State the Latest Victim in Surge of E. coli Outbreaks

At least 14 E. coli illnesses are reported in Washington State, where officials are still working to find the source of the infections. Ten are...

William Marler to Address International Food Safety Conference in Beijing

William Marler, food safety advocate and expert in foodborne illness litigation, will speak at the China International Food Safety Conference and Expo on Wednesday, September...

William Marler Calls for Public Meat Inspection Records

Food safety advocate and attorney William Marler is calling on the Meat Industry and the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) to make the inspection...

William Marler Addresses UK Conferences

William Marler, food safety advocate and expert in foodborne illness litigation, will speak at the Inaugural British Food Journal Annual Lecture on Tuesday, 17 June...

Wal-Mart Jalapeno and Serrano Pepper Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Nationwide (2008)

Marler Clark represents victims of a Salmonella outbreak that was traced to contaminated jalapeno and Serrano peppers sold at Wal-Mart in 2008. According to the...

Wendy’s E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Utah (2006)

Marler Clark represented several people who became ill with E. coli O121:H19 infections after eating food prepared at a Utah Wendy's restaurant in 2006. Over...

William Marler Recipient of Two Law Awards

William Marler, managing partner of Seattle-based Marler Clark, has been selected for two prestigious law awards. The Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (WSTLA) has selected...

Who's Minding the Store: The Current State of Food Safety and How it Can be Improved.

Few subjects draw more immediate attention or concern than the safety of the food we eat. Recent years have included a plethora of food warnings...

What To Do When You Suspect Food Poisoning

Learn about what to do if you suspect that you or a member of your family has a food illness - get to a doctor. ...

Why Should A Person Sue?

If you were injured, lost wages, and incurred medical bills you have a right to be compensated for past and future expenses and pain and...

Why Would A Person Sue?

If you lost wages and incurred medical bills you have a right to be compensated for past and future expenses and pain and suffering....

Where’s the Meat? The Need for Full Public Disclosure in Meat Recalls

Epidemiologist Patti Waller and attorney Denis Stearns wrote this column for the Journal of Environmental Health's June 2006 issue. The article focuses on the USDA's...

Why Hepatitis A Vaccinations are Bad for (My) Business

This article by Denis Stearns appeared in the July/August 2002 issue of Food Quality Magazine. Mr. Stearns begins the article, "Let’s be honest: as an...

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services: O'Connor v. DSHS (1999)

Denis Stearns represented Kathleen O’Connor in litigation against the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services after a state worker sexually assaulted her son...

Washington State Penitentiary Campylobacter Litigation - Washington (2002)

More than 100 inmates at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington, were infected with campylobacter jejuni blamed on poor food-handling in the prison...

Wal-Mart Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Indiana (2006)

Marler Clark represented 20 people in claims against Wal-Mart after the chain's Greenwood, Indiana, store was identified as the source of a Salmonella outbreak. Investigators...

Wyndham Anatole Hotel Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Texas (2002)

Food prepared and served at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas, was the source of a Salmonella outbreak in 2002. Health department investigators determined...

White Water Water Park E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Georgia (1998)

In 1998, at least 26 children became ill with E. coli infections after visiting the White Water Water Park outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Marler Clark...

Wendy’s E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Oregon (2000)

In 2000, a large E. coli outbreak was traced to Oregon Wendy's restaurants. During its investigation into the outbreak, the Marion County Health Department (MCHD)...

Western Sizzlin’ Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - North Carolina (2002)

In April of 2002, the Western Sizzlin' restaurant in Spruce Pine, North Carolina was the source of a Salmonella outbreak that resulted in 39 laboratory-confirmed...

Wisconsin family sues Minnesota meat producer over E. coli

An E. coli lawsuit was filed today against Rochester Meat Company in Wisconsin Federal District Court. The lawsuit, which stems from an E. coli outbreak...

Wisconsin family sues Minnesota meat producer over E. coli

An E. coli lawsuit was filed today against Rochester Meat Company in Wisconsin Federal District Court. The lawsuit, which stems from an E. coli outbreak...

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University of Michigan Student Files E. coli Lawsuit Against Aunt Mid’s Produce

Another E. coli lawsuit was filed today against Detroit-based Aunt Mid’s Produce in the aftermath of a lettuce-borne outbreak linked to the company. The complaint...

University of Colorado Student Files E. coli Lawsuit Against Jimmy John’s

A University of Colorado student infected with E. coli O157:H7 filed suit yesterday in the District Court of Boulder County. The petition was filed on...

Union Pacific Railroad Auto Accident Litigation - Washington (2001)

Marler Clark represented a Seatle-area woman whose legs and knees were broken when a crane fell on top of the pickup she was driving. The...

United Food Group E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Western States (2007)

In 2007, an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak was traced to the consumption of ground beef manufactured by United Food Group. The firm recalled approximately 5....

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Vermont Recall Part of Dangerous Trend

The E. coli illnesses of ten Vermont residents have been traced tainted beef from the Vermont Livestock, Slaughter, and Processing Company in Ferrisburgh. The USDA...

Virginia E. coli Outbreak Part of Alarming Nationwide Trend

An outbreak of the highly toxic E. coli O157:H7 at a Boy Scout camp in Goshen, Virginia is the latest statistic in an alarming increase...

Viva Mexico Shigella Outbreak Lawsuits - California (2000)

Marler Clark represented 16 families with members who became ill with Shigella infections after eating food prepared at the Viva Mexico restaurant in Redwood City...

Viva Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Washington, California (2001)

In 2001, a Salmonella outbreak among residents of several states was traced to the consumption of contaminated cantaloupe produced by a Mexican grower and imported...

Veggie Booty Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Nationwide (2007)

Marler Clark represented 25 clients, mostly children, in claims against Robert's American Gourmet, the company that sells Veggie Booty, a popular children's snack that was...

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Melamine contamination - Milk and more - Nationwide (2008)

In September, 2008 Chinese infant milk formula was contaminated with Melamine. At least 55,000 (official count) to as many as 94,000 (Reuters) children were sickened...

Marler Clark Calls for Aunt Mid’s Produce to Disclose Supplier of E. coli Tainted Lettuce

At least 40 confirmed cases of the infection with the highly toxic pathogen E. coli O157:H7 have been linked to commercial bagged lettuce distributed by...

Michigan E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Linked to Bagged Lettuce Again

Food Safety Attorney, William Marler, Gives History Lesson."E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks associated with lettuce or spinach, specifically the "pre-washed" and "ready-to-eat" varieties sold under various...

Michigan State University Students Struggle with E. coli Outbreak

An outbreak of the highly toxic E. coli O157:H7 has sickened at least ten students at MSU in Lansing. All of the students experienced bloody...

Marler Clark Responds to Nebraska Beef Press Release

In a press release issued today, Nebraska Beef attempted to downplay the seriousness of its recall of over 265 tons of ground beef, beef chuck...

Marler Clark Calls for Kroger Beef Recall

With the Michigan State Health Department linking Kroger ground beef to many of the illnesses in Michigan (which have also been linked to illnesses...

Managing Partner Bill Marler at Food Network Wales

Bill Marler will be in Cardiff, Wales presenting to the Food Network Wales Conference....

Marler Clark Calls for Mandatory Vaccinations of Food Service Workers

San Diego is the latest in a series out outbreaks and exposure to hepatitis A via restaurant food and/or infected workers. County health officials there...

Marler Clark Sees Pattern in Malt-O-Meal Salmonella Outbreaks

SEATTLE, WA Residents of Maine and Minnesota are confirmed infected with Salmonella Agona, the strain of Salmonella identified in the Malt-O-Meal recall, and the Food...

Malt-O-Meal Salmonella Outbreak - Maine, Minnesota (2008)

On April 5, 2008 the Malt-O-Meal Company of Minnesota recalled unsweetened Puffed Rice and unsweetened Puffed Wheat Cereals produced with "Best If Used By" codes...

McDonald’s Hepatitis A Outbreak Lawsuit - Washington (1998)

Marler Clark represented a woman who became severely ill with hepatitis A after eating food prepared at a Mount Vernon, Washington, McDonald's restaurant. The woman...

Maple Lawn Dairy Hepatitis A Outbreak Lawsuit - New York (2004)

In 2004, four people became ill with hepatitis A after eating at the Maple Lawn Dairy Family Restaurant in Elmira, New York. Marler Clark represented...

Malt-O-Meal Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Nationwide (1998)

In 1998, a nationwide Salmonella outbreak was traced to the consumption of Malt-O-Meal Toasted Oats cereal. In all, 209 illnesses were reported to public health...

Malt O Meal Salmonella outbreak

Learn more about the Malt-O-Meal Toasty Oats Cereal salmonella class action lawsuit....

Marler Clark Lawyer says Federal and State Regulators Play a High-Risk Game with US Consumers

Public health officials in Washington, DC, California, and Wisconsin are playing a dangerous game with American consumers by refusing to reveal the specific stores or...

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Second Boy Scout Sickened at Camp Sues Hamburger Manufacturer

Jansen Saunders, a 10-year-old boy who attended Boy Scout camp in July, continues to recover from the E. coli O157:H7 infection he contracted there. Fredrick...

Sprouts Responsible for Salmonella Illnesses in Washington and Oregon

Thirteen people—nine in Washington and four in Oregon—have been infected with Salmonella Typhimurium from eating alfalfa sprouts. The illnesses have been traced back to Sprouters...

S & S Foods - Goshen Boy Scout Camp E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Virginia (2008)

In July, 2008, at least 84 people who attended a Boy Scout camp in Rockbridge County, Virginia were infected with E. coli O157:H7. At least...

Student sickened by E. coli-Tainted Lettuce files Suit

A victim of the June 2008 lettuce E. coli outbreak in Thurston and Pierce counties filed suit today in the Superior Court of Washington, King...

Salmonella Saintpaul Lawsuit Filed Against Wal-Mart

The first lawsuit stemming from the Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 1319 people, hospitalized 255 and caused the death of 2 in 43 states, the...

Second Lawsuit Filed In Chipotle Grill Hepatitis A Outbreak

A second Hepatitis A lawsuit was filed today against Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., in San Diego County Superior Court. The complaint was filed on behalf...

San Diego Resident Infected with Hepatitis A Sues Chipotle Grill

A lawsuit was filed today against Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., in San Diego County Superior Court for the recent hepatitis A outbreak linked to a...

Should You Contact The Board of Health?

Contact your local health department if you believe you are suffering from a food illness - it could prevent others from becoming sick....

School Lunch Ammonia Poisoning

An ammonia leak at a USDA storage facility led to a rash of illnesses at Laraway Elementary School in Juliet, outside Chicago, Illinois....

Searching for the Source: One Family’s Story

Marler Clark epidemiologist Patti Waller and Barbara Kowalcyk, whose son Kevin died after contracting an E. coli infection in 2001, co-wrote this article for the...

Separating the Chaff from the Wheat: How to determine the strength of a foodborne illness claim

A paper presented at the May 2005 Defense Research Institute meeting on food liability written by Bill Marler and Dave Babcock. In the paper, Mr...

State of Washington: Iseli and Neer v. Dodd and the State of Washington (1989)

Bill Marler filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the State of Washington, Asotin County, and Westley Allan Dodd on behalf of the parents of three...

State of Idaho: Kern v. Tarver and State of Idaho (1992)

Bill Marler represented Amber Kern, an 11-year-old Coeur d’Alene girl who was kidnapped and molested by a convicted pedophile in 1992, in a lawsuit against...

Schuerhoff v. Schrader, et. al. - Washington (1996)

Bill Marler filed a wrongful death suit against five teens and their parents for the death of Michael Schuerhoff, on behalf of the Scheurhoff family...

Susie Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Washington (2002)

In 2002, public health investigators determined that cantaloupe was the source of a Salmonella outbreak among residents of ten states and four Canadian provinces. Marler...

Sushi King Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Arkansas (2006)

Marler Clark represented over two dozen individuals in claims against Sushi King, the Bentonville, Arkansas, restaurant that was determined to be the source of a...

Subway Hepatitis A Outbreak Lawsuits - Washington (1999)

In 1999, a hepatitis A outbreak was traced to food sold at a north Seattle Subway sandwich shop. The public health investigation resulted in the...

Stop & Shop E. coli Case - New Hampshire (2007)

In 2005, ground beef sold by Stop & Shop in Manchester, New Hampshire, was identified as the source of an E. coli case. Marler Clark...

Spokane Produce E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Washington, Oregon, Idaho (2002)

Marler Clark represented a number of victims of an E. coli outbreak that was traced to Spokane Produce brand lettuce that was served in restaurants...

Sodexho Spinach E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - California (2003)

In 2003, an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak among residents of The Sequoias, a retirement center in San Mateo County, was reported to public health officials...

Sizzler E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Wisconsin (2000)

In 2000, 62 confirmed E. coli cases were reported among patrons of two Milwaukee-area Sizzler restaurants. Dozens of people were hospitalized, four developed hemolytic uremic...

Soleil Produce Hepatitis A Outbreak Lawsuits - California (2005)

Marler Clark represented six people who became ill with hepatitis A infections after consuming Soleil Produce lettuce. The lettuce was served on the set of...

Si Casa Flores Norovirus Outbreak Lawsuits - Oregon (2005)

In 2005, at least 30 people who had eaten at the Si Casa Flores restaurant in Grants Pass, Oregon, became ill with norovirus. The Josephine...

Sheetz and Coronet Foods Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Pennsylvania, Eastern States (2004)

Marler Clark represented 137 victims of a 2004 Salmonella outbreak among patrons of Sheetz convenience stores. The outbreak was ultimately traced to contaminated tomatoes served...

Senor Felix 5-Layer Dip Shigella Outbreak Lawsuits - Western States (2000)

Marler Clark represented 37 people who became ill with Shigellosis after consuming seven-layer dip manufactured by Senor Felix and distributed to stores across the West...

Seneca Lake State Park Spraypark Cryptosporidium Outbreak Lawsuit - New York (2005)

A cryptosporidium parvum, or "crypto" outbreak at the Seneca Lake State Park spraypark resulted in thousands of illnesses in 2005. Marler Clark filed a class...

Seasons on the Pond Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Colorado (2003)

Marler Clark represented a woman who became ill with Salmonella and was hospitalized after eating at the Seasons on the Pond restaurant in Steamboat Springs...

San Antonio Taco Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Tennessee (2000)

In 2000, a San Antonio Taco Company franchise in Nashville, Tennessee, was the source of a large Salmonella outbreak. The Metropolitan Health Department identified several...

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Epidemiologist at the Manitoba Food Processor's Association Food Safety Conference

Patti Waller will present to the Manitoba Food Processor's Association in Winnipeg, Manitoba....

Epidemiologist Patti Waller at the Montana Public Health Association (MPHA)

Patti Waller will attend the annual meeting of the Montana Public Health Association in Bozeman, MT, where she will present "Using Health Department Data in...

E. coli Lawsuit Filed Against Missouri Raw Milk Distributor

A lawsuit was filed yesterday in the Circuit Court for Barry County, Missouri against Soni Copeland and the Herb Depot and Organic Market. The petition...

E. coli Tainted Lettuce Sickens Ten in Washington State

Ten confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection found in north Thurston and south Pierce counties have been traced to bagged, commercial romaine lettuce, commonly...

E. coli in salad

E. coli illnesses strike the very young the hardest. The story of Haley Berstein, who developed HUS after consuming E. coli-contaminated lettuce....

Evergreen Rehabilitation Center Nursing Home Abuse Litigation - Washington (2004)

Marler Clark represented the family of a woman who suffered debilitating injuries while in the care of the Evergreen Milton-Freewater Rehabilitation Center. The woman passed...

Excel E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit - Georgia (2001)

Marler Clark represented a young boy who was hospitalized for four days after eating a ground beef patty produced by Excel and purchased from a...

Emmpak E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Wisconsin (2002)

Emmpak was identified as the ground beef producer whose products were the source of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that sickened 58 individuals in 2002...

E. coli Lawsuit Results in a $4.75 Million Jury Award for Injured Children

"E. coli Lawsuit Results in a $4.75 Million Jury Award for Injured Children: A Case Study in How Not to Learn About Food Safety" is...

E. coli lawyer in Seattle makes good money from bad food

Marler Clark attorney Bill Marler was profiled by the Associated Press in a February 2008 article regarding E. coli litigation....

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Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Washington (2008)

In October of 2008 public health officials in Snohomish County, Washington traced an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak to the consumption of food at the Ixtapa...

Intentional Contamination: The Legal Risks and Responsibilities

Denis Stearns wrote this article for the Journal of Environmental Health. In the article, Mr. Stearns addresses who is legally responsible for injuries sustained after...

It's Not Just Montezuma's Revenge Anymore . . .

Dave Babcock wrote this article, which was published in the November, 2007 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health. The article begins, "ast night you...

Immunities and Defenses for Allegedly Negligent Inspections

This article, written by Drew Falkenstein, appeared in the November, 2005 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health, and was a follow-up to his previous...

Intentional Contamination: Liability for the Criminal Acts of Employees

One of a series of articles written by Denis Stearns that address the legal risks faced by manufacturers and distributors of food products. In this...

Indemnification, Contribution, and Allocation of Fault: Shifting the Blame

In one of a series of articles written by Denis Stearns that address the legal risks faced by manufacturers and distributors of food products, he...

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Rare Type of E. Coli Found in Oklahoma Outbreak

The food borne illness outbreak in northeastern Oklahoma that has sickened more than 115, hospitalized 50 and taken one life is the latest emergence of...

R. Drew Falkenstein to Address AEHA Conference

Accomplished foodborne illness attorney R. Drew Falkenstein is a featured speaker at the Alabama Environmental Health Association (AEHA) Annual Education Conference being held this week...

Rochester Meat Company E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Wisconsin, California (2008)

Marler Clark represented individuals who became ill during an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that was traced to ground beef served at Tony Roma's restaurants in...

Restaurants From Hell

Learn some of the details of the Klaus v. Wendys E. coli case - two young boys who may lose their kidneys. ...

Recouping the Costs of Outbreak Investigations and Prevention

Marler Clark associate attorney Dave Babcock wrote an article on whether Environmental Health Agencies and Health Departments should seek reimbursement for costs involved in outbreak...

Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel Norovirus Outbreak Litigation - California (2002)

Los Angeles County health officials traced the source of a Norovirus outbreak that hit the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical...

Robeson Schools E. coli Outbreak Litigation - North Carolina (2001)

Marler Clark represented 34 children who became ill with E. coli infections after consuming homemade butter served to students during a classroom demonstration at Prospect...

Royal Fork Shigella Outbreak Lawsuits - Washington (2001)

Marler Clark represented victims of a 2002 Shigella outbreak that was traced to the Royal Fork restaurant in Mt. Vernon, Washington. The outbreak's source was...

Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Washington State (2008)

Thurston and Pierce counties of Washington State experienced an E. coli outbreak in May of 2008. Ten people were infected with E. coli O157:H7; all...

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Oklahoma Outbreak Claims One Life, Sickens Many

A food borne illness outbreak in northeastern Oklahoma has sickened as many as 30 and taken one life. Although lab results are not in, signs...

Odwalla E. coli Outbreak

Medical Detectives story on Odwalla - How they track a killer? (...

Odwalla juice E. coli Outbreak

What Odwalla knew before the E. coli outbreak of 1996 about the dangers in its plant....

Organic Pastures E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - California (2006)

Marler Clark represented the families of two children who became ill with E. coli infections and hemolytic uremic syndrome after consuming unpasteurized dairy products purchased...

Orchid Island Orange Juice Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Nationwide (2005)

In 2005 the consumption of unpasteurized orange juice products manufactured by the Orchid Island Juice Company of Ocala, Florida was determined to be the link...

Olive Garden E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit - Oregon (2005)

Marler Clark represented several victims of an E. coli O169:H41 outbreak in 2005. The outbreak was traced to the consumption of food prepared at the...

Old South Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - South Carolina (2005)

Marler Clark represented several victims of a 2005 Salmonella outbreak that was traced to food served at the Old South restaurant in Camden, South Carolina...

Odwalla E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Western States (1996)

In 1996, more than 65 people became ill with E. coli O157:H7 infections after drinking unpasteurized juices manufactured by Odwalla. Marler Clark represented a number...

‘Governor Schwarzenegger, Veto This Bill!’ Pleads Food Safety Advocate William Marler

An ambitious and well-meaning attempt to make California’s dairy products safer arrives this week in the California Assembly in the form of State Bill 201—but...

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Lawsuits Build Against Nebraska Beef as New Recall is Announced

A second Georgia lawsuit arising from E. coli tainted meat sourced from Nebraska Beef Ltd. was filed Friday (8/8/08), just as the beef processing company...

Looking Forward to the Future

KIRO 7's follow-up story on 19-year-old Brianne Kiner and her recovery after eating an E-Coli contaminated hamburger at a Jack in the Box restaurant, ten...

Legal Implications of Zoonotic-Disease Outbreaks at Petting Zoos and Animal Exhibits

E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks associated with attendance at fairs and petting zoos garnered significant media attention in recent years after outbreaks were traced to fairs...

Linh’s Bakery Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Virginia (2001)

Marler Clark represented victims of a 2001 Salmonella outbreak in Virginia. The outbreak was traced back to pork sandwiches that had been purchased from Linh's...

Lane County Fair E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Oregon (2002)

In 2002, the largest E. coli outbreak in Oregon history was traced to the Lane County Fair in Eugene. Although the source of the outbreak...

Lawsuit filed against maker of botulism-tainted chili

Marler Clark will file a lawsuit Thursday against Castleberry’s Food Co., the company that recalled tens of millions of pounds of canned meat products sold...

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Georgia Lawsuit Filed in National E. coli Outbreak

The first Georgia lawsuit stemming from national E. coli outbreak linked to seven states was filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Middle...

Georgia E. Coli Illnesses Linked to Nebraska Beef Recall

The widening cluster of E. coli O157:H7 infections in Georgia may be linked to an outbreak E. coli illnesses in Ohio and Michigan. The Moultrie...

Genetic Fingerprinting and the Tomato-Salmonella Outbreak

The search for the source of salmonella-tainted tomatoes that have sickened at least 613 people in 33 states has been powered by genetic fingerprinting –...

Golden Corral E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Nebraska (1999)

In 1999, a Golden Corral restaurant in central Nebraska was the source of an E. coli outbreak that sickened nearly 80 people. The outbreak was...

Golden Corral Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Georgia (2003)

Marler Clark represented nine people who became ill with Salmonella infections after eating food from the Golden Corral buffet-style restaurant in Kennesaw, Georgia, in 2003....

Gold Coast Produce E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - California (2003)

In 2003, an E. coli outbreak was traced to lettuce served at restaurants and school district that had been supplied by Gold Coast Produce. The...

Gateway Cold Storage Ammonia Poisoning Lawsuits - Illinois (2002)

Marler Clark represented dozens of children and teachers who became ill with ammonia poisoning after eating chicken tenders for school lunch at Laraway Elementary School...

Gate Gourmet Shigella Outbreak Lawsuits - Hawaii, Nationwide (2004)

Marler Clark represented over a dozen victims of a Shigella outbreak that was traced back to food provided by Gate Gourmet, an airline caterer, on...

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Country Cottage Restaurant E coli O111 Outbreak Lawsuits - Oklahoma (2008)

Marler Clark represented over a dozen victims of an E. coli O111:NM outbreak that occurred among patrons of the Country Cottage restaurant in Locust Grove...

Chipotle Grill Hepatitis A Outbreak Lawsuits - California (2008)

In late April 2008, San Diego County health officials announced that a number of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV ) infections had been traced to a...

City of Alamosa Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Colorado (2010)

In 2008, the municipal water system for the City of Alamosa, Colorado, was identified as the source of a Salmonella outbreak. The Colorado Department of...

Cargill E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Minnesota, Tennessee (2007)

In 2007, Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation recalled 845,000 pounds of frozen ground beef patties after Minnesota health officials traced Cargill ground beef patties as the...

ConAgra Pot Pie Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Nationwide (2007)

In 2007, public health officials from the CDC and several states collaborated on an outbreak investigation that lead to the discovery that ConAgra's Banquet and...

Cub Foods/Supervalu E. coli Outbreak

Learn more about the Pearson v. Supervalu/AFG E. coli case - Sonja nearly died. ...

Class Action Foodborne-Illness Claims

Published in the Journal of Environmental Health, Andy Weisbecker's article focuses on the elements of a class action lawsuit, certification of a class, and gives...

Cryptosporidiosis: A Recreational Water Threat That Hasn’t Gone Away

An article written by Bruce Clark for the Journal of Environmental Health that focuses on recreational water safety and the Cryptosporidiosis outbreak at the Seneca...

Chain of Distribution Liability: Tag, You're It

In one of a series of articles written by Denis Stearns that address the legal risks faced by manufacturers and distributors of food products, he...

Crossroads Farm Petting Zoo E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - North Carolina (2004)

In October, 2004, approximately 106 people became ill with E. coli O157:H7 infections after visiting the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh. The outbreak was...

ConAgra Peter Pan & Great Value Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Nationwide (2006-2007)

Marler Clark represented thousands of victims of the 2006-2007 Salmonella outbreak that was traced to the consumption of contaminated Peter Pan and Great Value peanut...

City of Seattle: Terlicker v. Pang and the City of Seattle - Washington (1995)

In 1995, Randall Terlicker was one of four firefighters killed in a warehouse blaze in Seattle. Bill Marler represented his family in a wrongful death...

Corky & Lenny’s Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Ohio (2006)

Marler Clark's Salmonella lawyers represented 14 people who became ill with Salmonella infections after eating chopped liver or salad at Corky & Lenny's restaurant outside...

ConAgra Ground Beef E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Nationwide (2002)

In 2002, ConAgra Beef Company recalled nearly 19 million pounds of ground beef for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination after the company's products were identified...

China Buffet E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit - Minnesota (2001)

In 2001, the Minnesota Department of Health identified a China Buffet restaurant in Alexandria as the source of an E. coli outbreak. Five people were...

Chili’s Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Illinois (2003)

In 2003, a Chili's restaurant in a Chicago suburb was identified as the source of a Salmonella outbreak that ultimately resulted in over 300 illnesses...

Chi-Chi’s Hepatitis A Outbreak Lawsuits - Pennsylvania (2003)

Marler Clark represented 78 individuals in claims against Chi-Chi's Mexican Restaurant after its Beaver Valley Mall location near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was identified as the source...

CCC Alternative Learning Daycare E. coli Outbreak lawsuit - Texas (2002)

Marler Clark represented the family of a child who became ill with E. coli O157:H7 and hemolytic uremic syndrome while attending CCC Alternative Learning Daycare...

Castleberry's Food Company Botulism Outbreak Litigation - Nationwide (2007)

In 2007, Castleberry's Food Company announced that it was recalling millions of pounds of canned chili products for potential contamination with Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium...

Carrabba’s Norovirus Outbreak Lawsuit - Michigan (2006)

Marler Clark represented several people who became ill with norovirus after eating at a Carrabba's Italian Restaurant in Lansing, Michigan, in 2006. During its investigation...

Carneco / Sam’s Club E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Wisconsin & Minnesota (2004)

Carneco Foods recalled 497,000 pounds of frozen ground beef patties after its products were identified as the source of a 2004 E. coli outbreak among...

Carl’s Jr. Hepatitis A Outbreak Lawsuits - Washington (2000)

Marler Clark represented a number of victims of a 2000 hepatitis A outbreak traced to a Carl's Jr. restaurant in Spokane, Washington. The outbreak was...

Café Santa Fe Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Arkansas (2005)

In 2005, the Arkansas Department of Health identified a Salmonella outbreak that was associated with the consumption of food prepared at the Cafe Santa Fe...

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Herb Depot & Autumn Olives Farm Raw Milk E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Missouri (2008)

Marler Clark represented several clients who suffered E. coli infections after consuming raw goat’s milk sold at Herb Depot in Barry County, Missouri in April...

How Long It Takes To Get Sick From Food Poison

Incubation periods vary by the type of bacteria or virus - get a stool culture to identify the cause of the illness. ...

How Much Should You Sue For?

Past and future medical expenses can be hundreds of thousands of dollars - you have a right to be compensated. ...

How to Keep Your Focus on Food Safety

Printed in the June/July 2005 issue of Food Safety Magazine, an article written by Bill Marler about the food industry's reaction to claims of foodborne...

How to document a food poisoning case

In an article printed in the November, 2004 issue of Trial Magazine, written by Bill Marler and Dave Babcock, the attorneys explain: As a general...

Houlihan's Hepatitis A Exposure Lawsuit - Illinois (2007)

Marler Clark represented individuals who received immune globulin injections to prevent infection with hepatitis A after they were exposed to the virus at a Houlihan's...

Harmony Farms Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Washington & Oregon (2003)

Marler Clark represented several victims of 2 Salmonella outbreaks traced to alfalfa sprouts produced by Harmony Farms, of Auburn, Washington, in 2003. The sprouts were...

High v. Hagen - Washington (2003)

Marler Clark represented the family of Walter High, a man who was killed in a hit and run accident in King County, Washington, in a...

Habaneros E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Missouri (2003)

In August of 2003, an E. coli outbreak was traced to food served at the Habaneros restaurant in the St. Clair Square Mall. Health officials...

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Patti Waller at Central Atlantic States Food and Drug Officials Meeting

Patti Waller will travel to Saratoga Springs, New York, for the Central Atlantic States Food and Drug Officials meeting. ...

Product Distributor Liability: Some Different Scenarios

In an article for ID Access, Denis Stearns addresses liability for product distributors. He uses examples to further illustrate product distributor liability in practical scenarios...

Product Liability: How It Turned Strict

Mr. Stearns addresses the concept of strict product liability in one of a series of articles for ID Access that address the legal risks faced...

Product Liability: A Brief History of Its Early Origins

Denis Stearns begins a discussion of product liability law with a brief explanation of its origins: Product liability law evolved from contract law, with the...

PM Beef Holdings, Lunds & Byerly's E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Minnesota (2007)

Marler Clark represented three individuals in claims against PM Beef Holdings after the company's ground beef was determined to be the source of their E...

Pars Cove Salmonella Outbreak at Taste of Chicago Lawsuits - Illinois (2007)

In the summer of 2007, the City of Chicago Department of Health announced that hundreds of people had become ill with Salmonella infections after consuming...

Peninsula Village E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit - Tennessee (1999)

Marler Clark represented a young girl in a claim against Peninsula Village, a long and short-term treatment center for children, after she contracted an E...

Parsley E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit - Washington & Oregon (2005)

In 2005, several clusters of E. coli O157:H7 illness were reported in Washington and Oregon. Through an investigation, public health officials determined that the clusters...

Paramount Farms Almonds Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - California, Nationwide (2004)

In 2004, an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other state public health agencies resulted in the documentation of at...

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Jack in the Box Seattlement Announcement

Press conference announcing the settlement of Brianne Kiner's $15.6 million settlement with Jack in the Box. ...

Jack in the Box E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Western States (1993)

In 1993, the Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak sickened over 700 people, most of them from Washington state. Lawyers now at Marler Clark...

Jimmy John's and Sprouts Extraordinaire E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Colorado (2008)

Marler Clark represented victims of a 2008 E. coli O157:NM outbreak among patrons Colorado Jimmy John's restaurants. The E. coli outbreak was ultimately traced to...

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"A Future Uncertain: Food Irradiation from a Legal Perspective"

Marler Clark principal Denis Stearns wrote this chapter for the Institute of Food Technologists' book, Food Irradiation Research and Technology. The book's publisher states: Food...

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Quizno’s Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Minnesota (2007)

In October of 2007, Minnesota health officials became aware of a Salmonella outbreak in Rochester, Minnesota, and concluded that the source of the outbreak was...

Quizno’s Hepatitis A Exposure Lawsuit - Massachusetts (2004)

Marler Clark filed a class action lawsuit against Quizno's on behalf of all people who received immune globulin injections to prevent infection with hepatitis A...