News from 2011



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New Mexico Widow Files Cantaloupe Listeria Lawsuit

Marler Clark has filed its 10th lawsuit in a cantaloupe-based Listeria outbreak that has killed 30 people nationwide. The most recent lawsuit is on behalf...

New Website Gives Real Raw Milk Guidance to Consumers

A working group comprising public health experts, raw milk enthusiasts, food safety advocates, and others in the scientific community is announcing the launch of the...

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Second Lawsuit Filed in Schnucks Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak

Marler Clark has filed an E. coli lawsuit on behalf of a man who was hospitalized with an E. coli infection after he ate romaine...

Second Salmonella Lawsuit Filed Against Lawndale El Gran Burrito

Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys have filed a lawsuit against a Chicago El Gran Burrito on behalf of a woman who suffered kidney failure due to...

Schnucks Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit - Missouri, Multistate (2011)

Marler Clark represents victims of a 60-person E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to romaine lettuce sold in salad bars in Schnucks supermarket locations against Schnucks...

Second Lawsuit Filed by Marler Clark in Pine Nuts Salmonella Outbreak

Marler Clark has filed a second lawsuit against importer Sunrise Commodities in connection with a 42-person Salmonella outbreak linked to Turkish pine nuts imported by...

Sunrise Commodities Pine Nuts Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Multistate (2011)

The Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys represent victims of a 42-person Salmonella outbreak linked to Turkish pine nuts imported by New Jersey-based Sunshine Commodities. The law...

Second Colorado Listeria Lawsuit Filed Against Cantaloupe Producer

Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm has filed the second Colorado lawsuit in the Jensen Farms Rocky Ford cantaloupe Listeria outbreak that has sickened...

Salmonella Lawsuit Filed Against Cargill in Oregon Federal Court

Marler Clark Salmonella lawyers have filed a Salmonella lawsuit against Cargill Meat Solutions on behalf of the family of a 10-month old girl who was...

Salmonella Victim Files Lawsuit Against DeFusco's Bakery

Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys have filed a lawsuit against Rhode Island-based DeFusco's Bakery on behalf of a Massachusetts boy sickened after consuming DeFusco's zeppoles. ...

Salmonella Attorney Calls on Cantaloupe Producer to Pay Victims' Medical Expenses

Marler Clark Salmonella attorney Bill Marler is calling on Del Monte Fresh Produce to compensate victims for medical expenses incurred as a result of the...

Salmonella Victims to Call for Criminal Charges Against Former Peanut Corp. CEO

On February 11th, at the American University Washington College of Law, Salmonella victims and their families will be sharing their stories and calling for criminal...

Sangar Fresh Cut Produce Listeria Outbreak Lawsuit - Texas (2010)

The Texas Department of State Health Services determined that a 2010 Listeria outbreak that killed at least four was caused by by chopped celery produced...

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Fourth Salmonella Lawsuit Filed in Turkish Pine Nuts Salmonella Outbreak

Marler Clark has filed a fourth lawsuit in a Salmonella outbreak linked to Turkish pine nuts....

Fourth Lawsuit Filed in Jensen Farms Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak

Marler Clark Listeria lawyers have filed a fourth lawsuit against Colorado cantaloupe producer Jensen Farms. This lawsuit is the first to include distributor Frontera Produce...

Food Safety Law Firm Calls on Restaurants to Institute Hepatitis A Vaccines

In the wake of a City of Lubbock announcement that patrons of Cheddar’s Casual Café may have been exposed to hepatitis A, food safety experts...

Food Safety Law Firm Offers Information in Listeria Outbreak

Marler Clark is offering information to the public in the wake of a multistate Listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe...

Food Safety Law Firm Commends BPI for Increase in E. coli Testing

Marler Clark, the law firm that petitioned the USDA to require testing for all illness-causing strains of E. coli and is representing victims of the...

Family of Ohio Woman Killed by Killed By Salmonella Files Lawsuit

Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm is representing the family of an Athens, Ohio woman who died from complications related to a Salmonella infection...

Food Safety Expert Calls on U.S. to “Get Proactive” About E. coli

Food poisoning attorney Bill Marler is calling on food safety agencies worldwide to regulate a greater number of E. coli strains....

Food Poison Attorney Offers Assistance in Germany E. coli Outbreak

American lawyer and food safety advocate William (Bill) Marler is offering assistance to German lawyers representing victims of the recent E. coli outbreak that has...

Family Files Salmonella Lawsuit Against Del Monte Fresh Produce

On March 31, 2011 Salmonella attorneys at Marler Clark filed a Salmonella lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado girl who was hospitalized due to a...

FDLI Food Week-Food Safety Modernization Act: What the New Law Means for Your Company

Part of The Food and Drug Law Institute's Food Week held in Washington D.C, this conference will provide an overview of the major provisions of...

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Marler Clark Uncovers Distributor in Schnucks E. coli Outbreak, Adds Vaughan Foods to Lawsuit

Marler Clark E. coli lawyers have uncovered the identity of the romaine lettuce distributor implicated in the Schnucks supermarkets E. coli outbreak that has sickened...

Marler Clark Files Lawsuit Against Schnucks on Behalf of E. coli Victim

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a St. Louis woman who was hospitalized after consuming E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce from a Schnucks Supermarket...

Marler Speaking at WSAJ Winter Conference – CLE Eligible

The nation’s leading attorney representing victims of foodborne illness will be speaking at the second annual Washington State Association of Justice (WSAJ) Winter Conference....

Marler Calls on Schnucks to Reveal Romaine Lettuce Producer/Distributor, Pay Victim Medical Bills

E. coli attorney William Marler is calling on Schnucks supermarkets to reveal the name of the producer and distributor responsible for an E. coli outbreak...

Marler and Benedict to Talk Poisoned at Seattle University

Author Jeff Benedict will be sharing insights from his new book Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. coli Outbreak that Changed the Way...

Marler Clark Law Firm Calls on Chicken Liver Producer to Pay Victims’ Medical Bills

As a Salmonella outbreak linked to kosher chicken liver products grows to nearly 200 illnesses, Salmonella lawyers at Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm...

Marler Calls on Petting Zoos and Fairs to Clean up Their Acts

In the wake of an announcement that another E. coli outbreak has been linked to a fair or petting zoo, E. coli expert and attorney...

Marler Clark Files New York Lawsuit in Salmonella Pine Nuts Outbreak

Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Rochester, New York man who was hospitalized after consuming Turkish pine nuts. The...

Marler Clark Files Cantaloupe Listeria Lawsuit on Behalf of Kansas City Family

Marler Clark food poisoning attorneys have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Kansas City man hospitalized with Listeria. The suit is the seventh filed...

Marler Clark Files Sixth Listeria Lawsuit Against Cantaloupe Producer, Distributor

An Oklahoma man who was hospitalized for nearly a month with a Listeria illness filed a lawsuit against Jensen Farms and Frontera Produce, the cantaloupe's...

Marler Clark Attorneys File Fifth Cantaloupe Listeria Lawsuit

Marler Clark Listeria lawyers have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Maryland man who died after consuming cantaloupe produced by Colorado-based Jensen Farms...

Marler Clark Performing Mock Deposition at Wyoming EHA

The nation's foremost law firm dedicated to representing victims of food poisoning will be conducting a mock deposition of a health inspector at the 201...

Missouri Victim of Turkey Salmonella Outbreak Sues Cargill; Punitive Damages Sought

Marler Clark filed a second Salmonella lawsuit against Cargill Meat Solutions on behalf of a victim of the 2011 Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak that sickened 11...

Marler Clark Pledges $5K for Oregon Small Farm Food Safety

In the wake of the E. coli outbreak linked to an Oregon strawberry farm, Food safety law firm Marler Clark is giving $5K to Portland-based...

Marler Clark to Cargill: Start Testing and We Won’t Sue You

In an effort to improve food safety Marler Clark, the nation's foremost law firm dedicated to representing victims of foodborne illness is calling on Cargill...

Marler Clark Calls on USDA to Immediately Grant CSPI’s Petition on Antibiotic Resistant Salmonella

William Marler, the nation’s leading lawyer and food safety advocate for victims of foodborne illness, calls on the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety...

Main Figures in Poisoned Donate E. coli Books to Health Officials

Food safety advocates Bill Marler and Dave Theno have teamed up to donate nearly 1000 copies of the new book Poisoned: The Deadly E. coli...

Marler Clark at CSTE

Bill Marler and Patti Waller will be speaking at the 2011 Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) conference in Pittsburgh. ...

Marler Clark Epidemiologist at Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference

Marler Clark epidemiologist Patti Waller will be speaking about current and emerging trends in foodborne illness at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference on...

Marler Clark Open House and Poisoned Book Signing

Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm will be celebrating the release of the new page-turner Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. coli...

Marler Clark Testing Shows Seattle Area Chicken Contaminated

A new study funded by Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm shows that 80% of Seattle area raw chicken could be contaminated with potentially...

Marler Clark Releases Raw Milk Family Safety Guide

New raw milk family safety guide explains explains risks of child and infant raw milk consumption...

Marler Clark Donates $100,000 to Las Vegas Area High School

On March 17th, 2011 Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm announced a donation of $100,000 to a Las Vegas area high school in honor...

Managing Partner Bill Marler at Northern California American Society for Microbiology

Bill Marler will be speaking at the NCASM Spring Meeting Saturday, March 12, 2011 on “Law and Order: How Epidemiological and Laboratory Data are used...

Merle's BBQ Clostridium Perfringens Outbreak Lawsuit - Illinois (2011)

In February, 2011 30 people in Evanston, Illinois, were made ill with Clostridium perfringens after eating at a parent-teacher night catered by Merle's BBQ. ...

Managing the Risk of Foodborne Hazards:STECs & Antibiotic Resistant Pathogens

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) are partnering on a one day conference, January 25, 2011 in...

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Attorney and Food Safety Expert William Marler Warns of Long-Term Salmonella Complications

In the wake of a 59-person Salmonella outbreak linked to Corinth, Mississippi-based Don Julio Mexican Restaurant, food poisoning attorney William Marler is warning of the...

Attorney William Marler at 2011 Focus on Farming Conference

Food safety attorney and expert William Marler will be delivering a keynote speech at the 2011 Focus on Farming Conference in Everett, Washington....

Attorney David Babcock Speaking at CEHA 2011

David Babcock will be speaking on about liability issues pertaining to health inspectors at California Environmental Health Association 2011 Update meeting....

Attorney Bruce Clark Speaking at Illinois Environmental Health Conference

Marler Clark foodborne illness attorney Bruce Clark will be speaking at the 2011 IEHA conference in Peoria, Illinois....

Attorneys Donate Scholarship Funds in Memory of Maiden High School Grad

A science scholarship has been founded at Maiden High School on behalf of Bobby "Pete" Ray Hullett, a Maiden High graduate who died in 200...

Attorney Colin Caywood Performing Raw Milk Mock Trial in MN

Foodborne illness attorney Colin Caywood will be conducting a mock trail at the National Environmental Health Association Region IV Fall Conference in Rochester Minnesota. ...

Attorney Bill Marler Calls on City of Opelika to Pay E. coli Victims’ Healthcare Costs

E. coli lawyer Bill Marler is asking that the City of Opelika, Alabama pay the medical expenses for victims of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak...

Attorney Bill Marler Sends Poisoned to Nation’s Capital

In an effort to bring attention to the need for improved food safety regulations, Bill Marler sent a copy of the new book Poisoned: The...

Attorney to Speak about Public Health Employee Liability

Marler Clark food poisoning attorney Colin Caywood will be giving a presentation about public health employee liability at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference....

Attorneys to Speak at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Colin Caywood, David Babcock and Drew Falkenstein will all be Keynote Speakers for the one-day course to be held on three separate days, March 8th...

Attorney and Epidemiologist at Missouri Milk Food and Environmental Health Association Conference

Colin Caywood and Patti Waller will be speaking at the Missouri Milk Food and Environmental Health Association 2011 Conference in Columbia, MO, March 30 -...

Attorney Speaking at Food precessing HRH Council's Annual General Meeting and Conference

Drew Falkenstein will speak at this year's HRH Conference about the importance of food safety and the consequences to processors and consumers. ...

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William Marler Speaking at University of Colorado

Foodborne illness attorney and food safety expert William Marler will be speaking to at the University of Colorado Law School...

William Marler at 2011 ACI Foodborne Illness Litigation Conference

Bill Marler, the nation’s leading attorney representing victims of foodborne illness, will be talking international foodborne illness claims at the 2011 ACI Foodborne Illness Litigation...

William Marler Speaking on FSMA at Arkansas School of Law

William Marler to speak at University of Arkansas Law School on food safety advocacy. This presentation will count for 1.5 hours of CLE...

William Marler to Speak at Conference for Food Safety and Quality

Food safety attorney William (Bill) Marler will discussing current foodborne outbreak and legal issues at the 6th annual Conference for Food Safety and Quality held...

Whitehall, Michigan Man Files Salmonella Lawsuit Against Taco Bell

A food poisoning lawsuit was filed in Muskegon County Circuit Court on behalf of Salmonella victim Gary Erdman today against Yum Brands, Inc., parent company...

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Third Lawsuit Filed in Salmonella Pine Nuts Outbreak

Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a mother and daughter who were made ill with Salmonella after consuming contaminated Turkish...

Texas Family Files Listeria Lawsuit Against Cantaloupe Producer

Marler Clark filed a third lawsuit in the Jensen Farms Rocky Ford cantaloupe Listeria outbreak that has sickened at least 55 and killed 8. This...

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Listeria Cantaloupe Lawsuit Filed in Death of New Mexico Woman

Marler Clark has filed a ninth lawsuit in the cantaloupe Listeria outbreak that has killed 29 nationwide. This is the first lawsuit in this outbreak...

Listeria Attorney William Marler Calls on Congress to Investigate Cantaloupe Outbreak

Nationally recognized foodborne illness attorney and food safety advocate is calling on Congress to hold hearings to investigate the multi-state Listeria outbreak that has sickened...

Listeria Lawyer and Attorney: Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak May Become Deadliest Yet

Listeria attorneys at Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness, are warning consumers that the current Listeria outbreak linked to...

Listeria Lawsuit Filed by Widow of Texas Man who ate Contaminated Celery

Marler Clark filed a food poisoning lawsuit on behalf of the widow of a Listeria victim today in Bexar County District Court in Texas. The...

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Bruce Clark at British Columbia Food Protection Association

Marler Clark Founding Partner Bruce Clark will be discussing the history of foodborne illness at the B.C. Food Protection Association 2011 Symposium....

Bill Marler at TEHA Conference in Austin, Texas

Food poisoning attorney and food safety advocate Bill Marler will be speaking about foodborne illness litigation at the 2011 Texas Environmental Health Assocation Conference....

Bill Marler, Food Safety Attorney at NRN Symposium

William Marler, the nation's most notable attorney representing victims of foodborne illness will be speaking at the 2011 Nation's Restaurant News Food Safety Symposium in Denver....

Bill Marler Speaking at 100th IAFP Annual Meeting

Noted foodborne illness attorney Bill Marler will be speaking at the 100th annual IAFP Conference in Milwaukee....

Bill Marler at Hawaii Foodservice Expo

Marler Clark attorney Bill Marler will be giving two presentations at the 2011 Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality, & Foodservice Expo. ...

Bill Marler to Sprout Industry: Face Reality, Sprouts Can Sicken and Kill

Food safety attorney and advocate Bill Marler is calling on the sprout industry to take steps to protect consumers from the increased risks associated with...

Bill Marler at NEHA - To Perform Raw Milk Mock Trial

Bill Marler will be speaking about the Food Safety Modernization Law and raw milk at the 2011 National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Annual Education Conference...

Bill Marler Offers Assistance in Japan E. coli Outbreak

American food poisoning attorney and food safety advocate William Marler is offering assistance to Japanese lawyers of victims of the recent E. coli outbreak that...

Bruce Clark Speaking at RMAA Conference in South Africa

Food poisoning attorney Bruce Clark will be speaking at the Red Meat Abattoir Association 2011 Conference and Congress in Somerset West, South Africa on May...

Bill Marler at MEHA Conference

On May 6, food safety expert and leading food poisoning attorney Bill Marler will be speaking at the annual Minnesota Environmental Health Association conference. ...

Bill Marler at University of Chicago

May 5, 2011 - Food poisoning attorney Bill Marler will be speaking at the University of Chicago....

Bill Marler at GMA Foodborne Illness Litigation Conference

Bill Marler will be speaking at the GMA Foodborne Illness Litigation conference in Chicago on May 5, 2011....

Bruce Clark at RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition

Food poison attorney Bruce Clark will be speaking at 2011 Risk Management Society (RIMS) Annual Conference in Vancouver, B.C on May 2, 2011. ...

Bill Marler to Talk Raw Milk at University of Minnesota Veterinary School

On Wednesday, April 20 food poisoning attorney Bill Marler will be offering his unique perspective on raw milk regulation and lobbying. The talk will be...

Bill Marler Speaking at William Mitchell College of Law

Food poisoning attorney Bill Marler will be speaking at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota about the state of food safety in...

Bill Marler Receives S.U. Professional Achievement Award

On Tuesday April 5, 2011 Bill Marler will receive the 2011 Seattle University Professional Achievement Award at the Alumni Achievement Awards Celebration. Marler earned his...

Bruce Clark Joining Insurance Insolvency and Reinsurance Roundtable

Marler Clark partner Bruce Clark will participate in a session on food insecurity and product poison at the Insurance Insolvency and Reinsurance Roundtable, "The Past...

Bill Marler, Managing Partner, at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition

Bill Marler will be speaking for the first time at the DIFSC, February 28th. His topic is "Reducing the Burden of Foodborne Diseases. Is the...

Bill Marler at the GMA Foodborne Litigation Conference

Bill Marler to speak February 23rd, at the GMA Foodborne Litigation Conference on "Emerging Trends on Foodborne Illness Litigation"...

Bill Marler Guest Lecturing in a University of Washington Law Class

Bill Marler will be speaking at the University of Washington Thursday, February 3rd, under the subject "Lawyers and Leadership" with particular attention to the personal...

Bill Marler Leading in the University of Washington Food Safety Seminar Class

Bill Marler will be at the University of Washington on Thursday, January 20, 2011 giving a presentation titled "The True Cost of Foodborne Illness"....

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Dallas County Listeria Death Leads to Lawsuit Against Cantaloupe Producer, Distributor

Marler Clark has filed a lawsuit in Dallas County on behalf of the family of a woman who died after consuming cantaloupe contaminated with Listeria...

Diligence and Communication in a Food Poisoning Investigation with Patti Waller

Marler Clark Epidemiologist Patti Waller will be giving using a case study to illustrate how a foodborne illness litigation investigation is conducted at the 201...

DeFusco's Zeppoles Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Rhode Island (2011)

In March 2011, Zeppoles made by DeFusco's Bakery in Rhode Island were linked to a statewide Salmonella outbreak that sickened at least 79 people, hospitalized...

Del Monte Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Nationwide (2011)

Marler Clark represented a 12-year-old girl who was 1 of 3 people hospitalized, and 12 who became ill with Salmonella infections, after eating Salmonella-contaminated cantaloupe...

Dairy Foods Controversies

David Babcock will be speaking via skype to an Iowa class under the title "Raw Milk Consumption: A (Re) Emerging Public Health Threat?"...

Denis Stearns at Seattle University

Denis Stearns will be speaking at Seattle University to address the question: "Where are we today in protecting our food supply?" In this session, Mr...

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Plaintiff Lawyer Bill Marler at DRI Hospitality Seminar

Marler Clark Managing Partner, William Marler will be speaking about foodborne illness investigations at a DRI seminar in Scottsdale, AZ....

Prairieville, Louisiana based Veron Foods Linked to 12 Listeria Illnesses and 2 Deaths

In April 2011 the CDC announced an August 2010 Listeria outbreak attributed to Veron brand hog head cheese was responsible for the illnesses of 1...

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Jensen Farms Rocky Ford Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak Lawsuits - Nationwide (2011)

Marler Clark represents dozens of victims of a multi-state Listeria outbreak linked to Rocky Ford cantaloupe grown by Jensen Farms. At least 147 people from...

Jimmy John's & Tiny Greens Organic Farms Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Nationwide (2010)

In December of 2010 contaminated alfalfa sprouts served at Jimmy John's restaurants nationwide were identified as the source of a Salmonella outbreak that made at...

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Colorado Family Files Cantaloupe Listeria Lawsuit

Marler Clark filed a lawsuit against Jensen Farms, Inc. and Wal-Mart on behalf of a man who was hospitalized after consuming Listeria-contaminated cantaloupe. The lawsuit...

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Olive Garden in Fayetteville, NC

Marler Clark has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of people who had to receive hepatitis A shots in the wake of a hepatitis...

Cargill Ground Turkey Salmonella Heidelberg Outbreak Lawsuits - Nationwide (2011)

Marler Clark represented several victims of a 2011 Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak that was traced to Cargill ground turkey products. The law firm filed two Salmonella...

Casa Lopez Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Ohio (2010)

Marler Clark's attorneys represented 8 people who became ill with Salmonella infections after eating food purchased from the Casa Lopez restaurant located in Athens, Ohio...

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In Wake of Papaya Salmonella Outbreak, Food Safety Attorney Calls on Government to Fund Food Safety

In the midst of a Salmonella outbreak linked to papayas imported from Mexico, food poisoning attorney Bill Marler is calling on law makers to fund...

Illinois Woman Files Clostridium Perfrigens Lawsuit Against Merle's BBQ

Beatrice Jenkins filed a food poisoning lawsuit against Merle's BBQ today in Cook County Circuit Court today. Ms. Jenkins is one of 30 made ill...

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E. coli Lawyer Bill Marler Calls on Bologna Company to Put Customer Safety First

E. coli lawyer Bill Marler is calling on Palmyra Bologna Company, Inc. to reexamine its commitment to food safety after 14 people ill in ...

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2011 Upper Peninsula Health Association Annual Training Conference

UPEHA has invited David Babcock to speak about two topics of interest entitled: "Liability of Environmental Health Agencies for Alleged Negligent Inspections" and "Current Trends...

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Government Accountability Project Conference

Bill Marler has been invited to speak at the American University Washington College of Law for the GAP Conference, Friday, February 11th. His subject matter...