News from 2010



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Marler Clark Pledges $10,000 to International Sprout Growers Association for Safe Seed Production

Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm announced today that it is pledging $10,000 to the International Sprout Growers Association (ISGA) to assist in the...

Marler Clark Attorneys Call on Jimmy Johns to Eliminate Sprouts from Menu Offerings

In light of the recent Salmonella outbreak associated with sprouts, attorneys at Marler Clark are calling on Jimmy John's restaurants to stop serving sprouts in...

Marler Clark Donates $5,000 to Massachusetts School on Behalf of Listeria Victim

Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm announced its donation of $5,000 to Medway High School in Medway Massachusetts. The money was will establish the...

Man Infected with E. coli After Drinking Apple Cider Files Suit

Marler Clark filed an E. coli lawsuit against Baugher's Orchard and Farm of Westminster, Maryland, the farm whose unpasteurized apple cider was the source of...

Marler Clark Sues Cheese Maker on Behalf of E. coli Victim

The Marler Clark food safety law firm filed an E. coli O157:H7 lawsuit against Bravo Farms Cheese, LLC on behalf of an Arizona victim of...

Marler Clark Attorney Calls on Cheese Maker to Pay E. coli Victims’ Medical Bills

Marler Clark attorney Colin Caywood called on Bravo Farms, the company that makes Dutch Style Gouda cheese that is believed to be the source of...

Marler Clark Donates $25,000 to Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation for Science Scholarship

A new scholarship is being offered to students at Rock Island High School who are interested in pursuing a college degree in a science field...

Marler Clark Sues Iowa Egg Producer on Behalf of Texas Salmonella Victim

Wright County Egg, is facing another lawsuit from a Salmonella outbreak victim. The latest lawsuit was filed by the Seattle-based food safety law firm Marler...

Managing Partner Bill Marler at Food Microbiology Symposium

Bill Marler will address the Food Microbiology Symposium at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls....

Marler Clark Offers A Way for Egg Companies to Express Their Sorrow

At the Congressional Hearing into the Salmonella Egg outbreak, the owners of Wright County Egg expressed their sorrow for the thousands of Salmonella illnesses tied...

Marler Clark Files Salmonella Egg Lawsuit in Iowa

The massive egg recall and Salmonella outbreak has resulted in a third lawsuit filed by food safety law firm Marler Clark and by Wandro, Baer...

Marler Clark Files First Salmonella Lawsuit in Outbreaks Linked to Taco Bell

The first Salmonella lawsuit has been filed in the pair of Salmonella outbreaks that has sickened 155 people in 21 states. The lawsuit was filed...

Marler Clark Files Second Salmonella Lawsuit In Marie Callender’s Outbreak

A second lawsuit was filed in Oregon District Court today against food giant ConAgra. The lawsuit arises from the nationwide Salmonella outbreak linked to the...

Marie Callender's Cheesy Chicken and Rice Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Nationwide (2010)

Marler Clark's Salmonella lawyers represented victims of a Salmonella serotype Chester outbreak linked to Marie Callender's Cheesy Chicken and Rice Dinners in 2010. At least...

Marler Clark Files Salmonella Lawsuit for Man Sickened by Marie Callender’s Frozen Meal

The first lawsuit was filed this week in the outbreak of Salmonella linked to Marie Callender’s Frozen Cheesy Chicken and Rice dinners. Attorneys at Marler...

Marler Clark Launches Updated Website on E. coli O145 Complication - Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)

An outbreak of E. coli O145 in three states has hospitalized 12, three of whom have developed hemolytic Uremic syndrome (HUS), a severe complication of...

Managing Partner Bill Marler at GMA Food Claims and Litigation

Bill Marler will be in Washington, DC to address the Grocery Manufacturers Association Food Claims and Liability Conference....

Marler Clark Clients Speak to Senators about Foodborne Illness

Marler Clark clients traveled to DC to talk to Senators about their experiences with foodborne illness and urge the passage of the Food Safety Modernization...

Marler Calls for Criminal Prosecution of Manufacturers Who Knowingly Sell Contaminated Food

Bill Marler calls for enforcement of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, under which manufacturers who knowingly distribute tainted food products are subject to criminal...

Marler Clark Files First E. coli Lawsuit Against National Steak and Poultry

The first E. coli lawsuit against National Steak and Poultry (NSP), an Oklahoma meat manufacturing facility, was filed today in the Third Judicial District Court...

Multi-party E. coli Lawsuit Filed Against Ixtapa Restaurant

Everett, WA Seventeen people who were severely sickened in a 2008 E. coli outbreak at Ixtapa Family Mexican Restaurant (doing business as Ixtapa Barajas, Inc.)...

Marler Clark Peanut Corporation of America Clients Urge Prosecution of PCA President Steward Parnell

Over a year after the outbreak of Salmonella in peanut butter that sickened hundreds and caused the deaths of at least nine, criminal prosecution of...

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E. coli outbreak linked to Washington-made Raw Milk Cheese

Oroville, Washington-based Artisan cheese maker Sally Jackson Cheese issued a recall today for all of its cheese products, including those made from cow, goat, and...

Epidemiologist Patti Waller on FDA Live Broadcast

Patti Waller will be presenting. ...

E. coli Outbreaks Linked to Leafy Greens on the Rise

As health authorities in three states work with the CDC to determine the source of the E. coli O145 outbreak in Michigan, Ohio, and New...

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Food Safety Attorney Bill Marler one of Bar Association’s Top “Blawggers”

Seattle based food safety attorney Bill Marler, managing partner of Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm dedicated to representing victims of foodborne illness has...

Food Safety Attorney Bill Marler Keynote Presenter at CIFSQ (China Food Safety and Quality)

Managing partner Bill Marler will travel to Shanghai, China, to present at the CIFSQ (China Food Safety and Quality) in a keynote presentation titled, "Food...

Food Safety Attorney and Epidemiologist North Carolina Public Health Association

Bruce Clark and Patti Waller will be speaking at the North Carolina Public Health Association...

Food Safety Lawyer Bill Marler at ACI 4th National Forum on Foodborne Illness Litigation

Bill Marler and Al Maxwell will again co-chair the ACI Forum on Foodborne Illness Litigation in Chicago. Click for details and special pricing....

Food Safety Lawyer and Epidemiologist at Wyoming and Montana EHA

Bruce Clark and Patti Waller will be speaking to the Wyoming and Montana Environmental Health Associations...

Food Safety Attorney Bill Marler at the Australian Food Safety Conference

Bill Marler is presenting at Australian Food Safety Conference...

Food Safety Attorney Seeks Entrance to Contaminated Egg Farm

Food safety attorney Bill Marler today petitioned the court for entrance to an Iowa egg farm responsible for the massive egg recall and nationwide outbreak...

First Lawsuit in Salmonella Egg Outbreak Filed by Marler Clark

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) at a restaurant in Kenosha, Wisconsin has been linked to the recall of 380 million eggs and nearly 30...

Food Poisoning Lawsuit Filed Against Wedding Caterer

A food poisoning lawsuit was filed today against Di Nolfo’s Banquet Inn and Catering Service after a wedding guest fell seriously ill from contaminated food...

Food Safetey Attorney Bill Marler at NEHA Annual Conference

Bill Marler will be presenting at the NEHA Annual Conference...

Fighting for Food Safety: Bill Marler’s Personal Quest

Food Safety Advocate funds study to prove potentially deadly effects of non-recognized pathogens in meat supply; USDA slow to react...

Freshway Foods Lettuce Recalled for E. coli O145 Contamination; E. coli O145 Outbreak Tops 60

An outbreak of E. coli O145 that has sickened over 60 people in three states appears to be due to contaminated romaine lettuce from Freshway...

Freshway Lettuce E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Multistate (2010)

Marler Clark represented victims of a 2010 E. coli O145 outbreak traced to Freshway Foods' shredded Romaine lettuce. According to the CDC, 26 confirmed and...

Food Safety Lawyer Bill Marler Guest Lecturing at University of Minnesota

Bill Marler will be the guest lecturer for the Food Science and Engineering Department at the University of Minneapolis, St. Paul....

Food Safety Laywer Bill Marler at the Social Entreprenuer Lecture Series - University of Wisconsin

Bill Marler will speak in Madison, WI at the University of Wisconsin's Social Entrepreneurship Lecture Series....

Food Safety Attorney William Marler Calls for FSIS to Label Mechanically Tenderized Steaks

Safe food attorney Bill Marler has called for the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to label meats that have undergone mechanical tenderization. The...

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Son Files Salmonella Lawsuit Against Peanut Butter Company after Mother’s Death

The family of Shirley Almer, a fatal victim of Salmonella, filed a lawsuit against Kanan Enterprises of Solon, Ohio, maker of King Nut peanut butter...

Seattle Law Firm Files Two New E. coli Lawsuits Against Bravo Farms

Marler Clark filed two new lawsuits against Bravo Farms Cheeses, LLC, the company whose Gouda cheese was identified as the source of an E. coli...

S. 510: The Loss of A Unique Opportunity to Improve Food Safety

Reports from Washington indicate that the Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) will not come up for a vote in the Senate this session, rendering...

Settlements Approved for Victims of Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

Settlements for victims of the 2008 peanut butter Salmonella outbreak were approved today by the United States District County for the Western District of Virginia...

Salmonella Egg Lawsuit Filed by Marler Clark

A food poisoning lawsuit was filed today in the enormous egg recall and Salmonella outbreak tied to two Iowa egg farms. The lawsuit was filed...

Salmonella Lawsuit Filed by Marler Clark on Behalf of Ohio Victim of Taco Bell Salmonella Outbreaks

An Ohio victim of the Salmonella outbreaks linked to Taco Bell filed a food poisoning lawsuit in the Court of Common Pleas of Scioto County...

Salmonella Lawsuit Filed Against Kenosha Restaurant

An outbreak of Salmonella that sickened 30 patrons of a restaurant in Kenosha has resulted in a lawsuit filed today. The Salmonella lawsuit was filed...

Subway Salmonella Hvittingfoss Outbreak Lawsuits - Illinois (2010)

Marler Clark represented several victims of a Salmonella Hvittingfoss outbreak linked to Illinois Subway restaurants in 2010. All legal claims brought forward by Marler Clark...

Salmonella Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Casa Lopez Patron

A young man infected with Salmonella at the Athens, OH Casa Lopez restaurant filed a Salmonella lawsuit today. He was one of many sickened in...

Sprouts and Foodborne Illness Have a Long History, Says Marler Clark Food Safety Expert

California-based Caldwell Fresh Foods has recalled raw alfalfa sprouts distributed to retail locations in at least 19 states due to contamination by Salmonella Newport. 2...

Saratoga Springs Resident Sickened in Water Outbreak Files Notice of Claim

A Notice of Claim was mailed to the City Manager of Saratoga Springs today, on behalf of a victim of the recent Campylobacter outbreak linked...

Stephanie Smith and Cargill Meat Solutions Settle E. coli Lawsuit

In a joint press release, Marler Clark and Cargill Meat Solutions announce that they have settled the E. coli lawsuit filed on behalf of Stephanie...

Suspected E. coli Illnesses in Washtenaw County, MI Spur Public Health Warnings

Ten illnesses in Washtenaw County, Michigan, appear to be E. coli infections, although the county is awaiting final test results. The Washtenaw Public Health Department...

Subway Restaurant Shigella Outbreak Lawsuits - Illinois (2010)

At least 116 people were confirmed ill with Shigella infections traced to a Subway restaurant in Lombard, IL in March of 2010. Marler Clark represented...

Salmonella Death in California Leads to Lawsuit Filed by Marler Clark

A lawsuit was filed in California on behalf of a woman who lost her life to a Salmonella infection contracted from pepper produced by Union...

Survivor of Fairbank Farms E. coli Outbreak Files Lawsuit in Maine

A woman severely sickened in a 2009 outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in ground beef filed a lawsuit today against Ashville, NY-based Fairbank Reconstruction Corporation...

Salmonella Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Pepper Salami Victim by Marler Clark

CAMDENTON, MO: A second victim of the nationwide outbreak of Salmonella linked to pepper in salami meats has come forward to file a lawsuit against...

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$10,000 Scholarship Donated on Behalf of Florida E. coli Victim

West Broward High School students interested in science have new incentive to pursue higher education. Marler Clark, the Seattle-based food safety law firm, announced a...

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Lawyers, Microbiologists and Safe Food

In his article for the June 2010 issue of Microbiologist Magazine, Bill Marler describes how his career in law has developed to encompass microbiological food...

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Bravo Farms Gouda Cheese E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Southwestern US (2010)

Marler Clark represented several victims of the 2010 E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that was traced to Bravo Farms Dutch Style Gouda Cheese sold and sampled...

Bill Marler at FoodHACCP

Bill Marler will be speaking at FoodHACCP Conference...

Baugher's Apple Cider E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit - Maryland (2010)

Marler Clark represented victims of the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that has been traced to the consumption of E. coli-contaminated apple cider produced by Baugher's...

Bill Marler Delivering Talk at the New Zealand Food Safety Authority Conference

Bill Marler will be speaking at the New Zealand Food Safety Authority Conference in Melbourne, AU...

Bill Marler Invited to Address at PulseNet Annual Meeting

Bill Marler will be speaking at the PulseNet Annual Meeting...

Bill Marler: E. coli O26 Outbreak and Recall Illustrate Urgent Need for Change

The recent outbreak of E. coli O26 linked to three illnesses and the recall of four tons of ground beef products produced by Cargill Meat...

Bill Marler IAFP Symposium on Food Law

Bill Marler will be presenting at IAFP Symposium on Food Law...

Baker Street Restaurant Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Wisconsin (2010)

An outbreak of Salmonella at the Baker Street Restaurant and Pub in Kenosha, Wisconsin was linked to a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella in eggs in...

Booth at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICIED)

Marler Clark will have a booth at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICIED)...

Bill Marler at New Zealand Food Safety Authority Conference

Bill Marler will be presenting at New Zealand Food Safety Authority Conference...

Bill Marler at NEHA Food Safety Summit

Bill Marler will be presenting at NEHA Food Safety Summit...

Bill Marler at NEHA Annual Conference

Patti Waller will be presenting at the NEHA Annual Conference...

Bruce Clark at Rocky Mtn FSC (Legal issues of Raw Milk Sales and Consumption)

Bruce Clark will be presenting. ...

Bill Marler Guest Lecturing at William Mitchell College of Law

Bill Marler will the the Guest Lecturer for the Food Law and Policy class at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul....

Bill Marler Presenting at Washington State University Common Reading Lecture Series

Bill Marler will speak at WSU as part of the Common Reading Lecture series....

Bill Marler at GMA Food Claims and Litigation Conference

Bill Marler will co-present with Al Maxwell at the Grocery Manufacturer's Association Food Claims and Litigation Conference in Austin, TX....

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Denis Sterans at University of Arkansas School of Law

Denis Stearns and Bill Marler will be guest teachers at The University School Arkansas School of Law...

Denis Stearns Guest Lecturing at the University of Southern California

Denis Stearns will be guest lecturer at the University of Southern California School of Law...

Drew Falkenstein at Texas Environmental Health Association

Drew Falkenstein will be speaking at the Texas Environmental Health Association...

Drew Falkenstein Addressing Illinois Food Safety Symposium

Drew Falkenstein will be presenting at Illinois Food Safety Symposium in Peoria, IL....

Di Nolfo's Catering and Banquet Outbreak Lawsuit - Illinois (2010)

A July 17, 2010 wedding reception at the DiNolfo Catering and Banquet facility in Mokena Illinois was the source of a foodborne illness outbreak that...

Denis Stearns at 2010 Leader Lecture at Michigan State

Denis Stearns will be presenting at 2010 Leader Lecture at Michigan State...

Denis Stearns at Stanford Law & Policy Review Symposium

Denis Stearns will travel to Palo Alto to speak at the Stanford Law & Policy Review (SLPR) Symposium....

Denis Stearns at Natural Products Expo West

Denis Stearns will address the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA....

Drew Falkenstien at Ohio Sanitarians Midwest Conference

Drew Falkenstein will travel to Columbus, OH to address the Ohio Sanitarians Conference....

Denis Stearns Guest Lecturing at University of Iowa

Denis Stearns will be a guest lecturer at the University of Iowa, Iowa City....

Daniele International Pepper Salame/Salami Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Nationwide (2010)

Marler Clark's Salmonella attorneys represented several victims of an outbreak traced to salame/salami sold by Daniele International, Inc. The company recalled approximately 1,240,000 pounds of...

Denis Stearns at Southern California IFT

Denis Stearns will address the Southern California Institute of Food Technologists in Anaheim, CA....

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Punitive Damages Added to Salmonella Egg Lawsuits

Food safety law firm Marler Clark today added punitive damages to their lawsuits against Quality Egg/Wright County Egg, which produced the majority of the Salmonella-tainted...

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Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors and Int'l Federation of Environmental Health

Bruce Clark will be presenting at Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI and Int'l Federation of Environmental Health)...

Caldwell Foods Alfalfa Sprouts Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - California (2010)

An outbreak of Salmonella Newport that sickened 23 people in 10 states was linked to raw alfalfa sprouts in March of 2010. The Marler Clark...

California Environmental Health Association Annual Education Conference

Bruce Clark will be in Riverside, CA to present to the California Environmental Health Association's Annual Education Conference....

Chicago Man Sickened by Salmonella Pepper Salami Files Lawsuit

A lawsuit was filed today against Daniele International Inc. in an ongoing nationwide outbreak of Salmonella linked to pepper salami. The lawsuit also names Wholesome...

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Wright County Egg Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Nationwide (2010)

Marler Clark represented multiple clients in litigation against Wright County Egg after its eggs were determined to be the source of a 2010 nationwide Salmonella...

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Attorney Colin Caywood at Nevada Environmental Health Association

Colin Caywood will be presenting at Nevada Environmental Health Association...

Attorneys at Public Health Seattle & King County EHD Annual Staff Conference

Bill Marler and Colin Caywood will be presenting at Public Health Seattle & King County - Environmental Health Division - Annual Staff Conference...

Attorney and Epidemiologist at Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference (Mock Deposition)

Bruce Clark and Patti Waller will be presenting at the Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference...

Attorney Bill Marler at Seafood Products Association

Bill Marler will address the Seafood Products Association (SFA) at their annual gathering, held this year in Seattle, WA....

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Rocky Mountain Natural Meats Bison E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit - Colorado, New York (2010)

Rocky Mountain Natural Meats recalled a total of 66,776 pounds of bison meat due to potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Marler Clark is pursuing a...

RealRawMilkFacts.com Seeks to Bring Science to the Raw Milk Debate

RealRawMilkFacts enters the raw milk fray with unbiased, evidence-based information for consumers....

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The Battle of Over Raw Milk Heats Up

Food Safety Advocate Bill Marler educates the public about the potentially deadly risks of drinking raw milk...

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Illinois Woman Sickened in Subway Salmonella Outbreak Files Lawsuit

A Salmonella lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Will county, Illinois resident, who became infected with Salmonella after eating at a Subway restaurant....

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2010 Food Safety Education Conference, Advancements in Food Safety Education: Trends, Tools and Tech

Patti Waller will be on a panel addressing "Appropriate Public Health Response to Foodborne Illness"...