News from 2012



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Cleveland County Fair E. coli Outbreak - North Carolina (2012)

Marler Clark represents victims of a 2012 E. coli outbreak traced to a petting zoo at the Cleveland County Fair in North Carolina. At least...

Cerro Gordo Public Health

Attorney Drew Falkenstein will be speaking in Mason City, IA on the subject "The Legal Consequences of Poor Food Safety" for the Cerro Gordo Public...

California Couple Sues Cheese Importer after Mother’s Illness, Child’s Premature Birth

A lawsuit was filed against Forever Cheese, Inc., The Aniata Cheese Co., and Cookbook Los Angeles—the cheese importer, distributor and retailer whose Marte brand Frescolina...

Cantaloupe Listeria Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Louisiana Victim’s Family

The attorneys of the Seattle-based Food Safety Law Firm, Marler Clark, and McMichael, Medlin, D'Anna, Wedgeworth & Lafargue filed a Listeria lawsuit against Frontera Produce...

Cornell University

Bill Marler will be speaking to the faculty and students at Cornell University on “The Legal Consequences of Poor Food Safety.”...

Chamberlain Farms Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak - Multistate (2012)

Marler Clark's Salmonella attorneys represented victims of a 2012 Salmonella outbreak traced to cantaloupes grown by Chamberlain Farms and sold at Walmart. On August 22...

Cozy Valley Raw Milk E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit - Washington State (2011)

Marler Clark is representing victims of a 2011 E. coli outbreak linked to Tenino, Washington-based raw milk producer, Cozy Valley Creamery....

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Niagara-Area E. coli Outbreak Victims Sue Lettuce Supplier

3rd Lawsuit filed by Marler Clark and Underberg & Kessler alleges mother- and daughter-in-law became ill with E. coli infections after eating salad supplied by...

North Carolina’s Fourth Salmonella Outbreak in 2012 Leads to Another Salmonella Lawsuit

Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys are representing a North Carolina couple that was sickened after consuming food at Lancaster's BBQ in Mooresville, North Carolina...

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American Conference Institute's 6th National Forum on Food-Borne Illness Litigation

This year Bill Marler will be speaking with Arthur P. Liang on "Dissecting the Science Behind Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli Claims: An Examination of...

Attorney Bill Marler on Cheese Recall for Listeria: “Pasteurization is not a Guarantee of Safety"

“We focus so much attention on preventing foodborne illness by pasteurizing milk and cheeses. This is a good reminder that just post-pasteurization contamination is as...

Asheville Tempeh Salmonella Outbreak Leads to Lawsuit

Marler Clark food poisoning attorneys are representing a Florida woman who was hospitalized with a Salmonella paratyphi B infection she contracted after consuming contaminated tempeh...

Attorney Marler Calls for Increased Transparency in Spartanburg E. coli Investigation

Citing previous instances in which government suppression of data in foodborne illness outbreaks has proven misguided, food safety expert and attorney William Marler calls on...

Attorney Marler Calls for Increased Transparency in Foodborne Illness Investigations

Attorney and food safety advocate Bill Marler calls for increased transparency in foodborne illness investigation and urges the CDC to identify Salmonella Sushi outbreak restaurants...

Attorney William Marler To McDonalds: Employees Should Have Hepatitis A Vaccine

In the wake of a report linking a potential mass exposure of hepatitis A to a Northport McDonald’s restaurant, food safety expert and hepatitis A...

Attorney William Marler Calls for Raw Milk Warning Labels

In the wake of a 65-victim Campylobacter outbreak linked to unpasteurized (raw) milk produced by Scotland, Pennsylvania-based dairy, The Family Cow, food safety advocate and...

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Rochester Resident Sues Lettuce Supplier over E. coli Infection

Seattle-based Marler Clark and Rochester-Buffalo based Underberg & Kessler filed a lawsuit Tuesday against State Garden, Inc., the leafy greens supplier whose salad mix was...

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Marler: State Garden Should Pay Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs and Lost Wages

William Marler, attorney for victims of the recent E. coli outbreak traced to Wegmans Organic Spinach and Spring Mix, called on Wegmans’ salad supplier, State...

Marler Calls for Congressional Investigation Into Shipment of Salmonella-Contaminated Nut Butter

Food safety advocate and attorney William Marler called on Congress to investigate New Mexico-based peanut and nut butter producer Sunland, Inc. on Thursday. The call...

Massachusetts Mother Files Salmonella Lawsuit against Sunland & Trader Joe’s

A lawsuit was filed today against Sunland, Inc. and Trader Joe’s, the manufacturer and retailer who sold Salmonella-contaminated peanut butter products that state and federal...

Marler: No surprise that FDA finds Poor Sanitary Practices at Chamberlain Farms

“It is really hard to imagine that almost exactly a year after the deadliest foodborne illness outbreak in a century—one that was traced to cantaloupes—we...

Marte brand Frescolina ricotta salata cheese Listeria outbreak - Multistate (2012)

The Marler Clark attorneys represent victims of a Listeria outbreak that was traced to Marte brand Frescolina ricotta salata cheese imported by Forever Cheese. The...

Marler Clark Sues Cantaloupe Distributor & Farm Auditor in Louisiana

Marler Clark filed a lawsuit Friday on behalf of the sons of a Baton Rouge woman who died as a result of a Listeria infection...

Mother of children sickened by Salmonella-contaminated cantaloupe sues Wal-Mart

Law firm nationally recognized for work on foodborne illness cases hired to represent family with two children sickened in a Salmonella outbreak traced to contaminated...

Marler Clark Food Poisoning Attorneys Provide Info on E. coli Outbreak in AL, GA, LA, FL, TN, CA

As federal and state health officials in the South work to find the source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 14 in Alabama...

Marler Clark Files Salmonella Sushi Lawsuit on Behalf of Rock Musician

The attorneys at Marler Clark are representing a heavy metal singer who contracted a severe Salmonella infection after consuming sushi containing Salmonella contaminated "tuna scrape"...

Marler Clark files Salmonella Lawsuit On Behalf of Charlotte Resident

Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys are representing Salmonella victims who were sickened with Salmonella after eating at Charlotte-based restaurant Toast of Dilworth in late March 2012. ...

Marler Clark Calls on CDC to Name Grocery Store and Farm in Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak

Despite a high degree of public knowledge that Schnucks supermarkets were involved in a 2011 E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, in its final...

Michigan Lawsuit Filed in Jimmy John’s E. coli Outbreak

Marler Clark has filed a lawsuit against Jimmy John's on behalf of a Michigan State University student who was hospitalized with an E. coli O2...

Marler Clark Files Lawsuit in Jimmy John’s E. coli Outbreak

The Marler Clark E. coli attorneys have filed a lawsuit on behalf of an Iowa woman who was sickened with E. coli O26 after consuming...

Marler Addressing University of Washington Students

Marler Clark Managing Partner William Marler will be speaking to a class at the University of Washington...

Marler Lecturing at University of Washington

Food safety attorney will be lecturing on the legal consequences of poos food safety at the University of Washington...

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Bill Marler: Sunland Should Pay Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs and Lost Wages

William Marler, attorney for victims of the recent Salmonella outbreak traced to contaminated peanut and other nut butter products manufactured by Sunland, Inc., called on...

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State Garden Spinach & Spring Mix E. coli Outbreak - New York (2012)

Marler Clark represents victims of a 2012 E. coli O157:H7 outbreak traced to Wegmans brand Organic Spinach and Spring Mix sold in 5 oz. and...

Sunland and Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak - Multistate (2012)

Marler Clark filed 2 lawsuits against Trader Joe's and Sunland, Inc. on behalf of Salmonella outbreak victims who consumed Trader Joe's brand Valencia peanut butter...

Salmonella Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Daniella Mango Victim

Marler Clark, filed a Salmonella lawsuit against Splendid Products the distributor of Daniella mangoes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Center for Disease...

Smiling Hara Tempeh Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits- North Carolina (2012)

Marler Clark reprsents victims of a 2012 Salmonella paratyphi B outbreak linked to tempeh produced by Asheville-based Smiling Hara Tempeh....

Sprouters Northwest Jimmy John's Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Washington, Oregon (2011)

In 2011 Marler Clark represented victims of a Salmonella Newport outbreak linked to sprouts produced by Kent, Washington-based Sprouters Northwest....

Second Lawsuit Filed in Jimmy John’s E. coli Outbreak

The second E. coli lawsuit in less than a week has been filed in Iowa against Jimmy John's. Marler Clark has filed a lawsuit on...

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Lettuce Supplier Sued by E. coli Victim

Marler Clark and Underberg & Kessler filed a lawsuit against State Garden on behalf of an Ontario, NY resident who fell ill with E. coli...

LL.M Program in Agricultral & Food Law at the University of Arkansas

Students, faculty and outside visitors will enjoy Bill Marler's Public Forum on the "Rocky Ford Listeria Cantaloupe Outbreak - The Good, the Bad and the...

Lancaster's BBQ Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - North Carolina (2012)

Salmonella attorneys at Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm represented victims of a December 2011 Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak that occurred among Lancaster's BBQ customers....

Los Dos Amigos Mexican Restaurant Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Oregon (2010)

Marler Clark represented 12 Salmonella victims who were part of a 2010 Salmonella outbreak linked to a Roseburg, Oregon Mexican restaurant....

Listeria Victims Call For Open Meetings on Cantaloupe Safety

The families of victims of the 2011 Jensen Farms cantaloupe Listeria outbreak are calling on the produce industry to hold open meetings on safe cantaloupe production...

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Indiana Food Safety & Defense Task Force

Bill Marler will be speaking to the Indana Food Safety & Defense Task Force on "Food Industry Liability."...

Importance of Food Safety with Bill Marler

On June 1, food safety expert and attorney William Marler will be speaking to representatives from food banks and meal programs across Washington state on...

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William Marler Comments on Actions Taken by Federal Grand Jury in PCA Case

A former employee of the Peanut Corporation of America has reportedly been subpoenaed to testify before a Federal Grand Jury in Georgia next month, causing...

Western Organic Dairy Producers

Drew Falkenstein will be speaking on the subject, "Pros and Cons of raw cheese, milk, veggies, and meat. What are the necessary steps to take...

Washington State University

Bill Marler will share his experiences surrounding the 1992–93 E. coli epidemic that left four children dead and over 700 others gravely ill in what...

William Marler in panel disscussion

William Marler is to participate (via phone) in a raw milk discussion with the Oregon Dairy Farmers Association. The meeting will include agency personnel, farmers...

William Marler Keynote Address at Beef Industry Safety Summit

Foodborne illness attorney William Marler will be speaking at the 2012 Beef Industry Safety Summit in Tampa, Florida....

Why the Retention of Public Health Records Matters

Andrew Weisbecker wrote this article for the Journal of Environmental Health. In the article, Mr. Weisbecker addresses the need for public health agencies to put...

William Marler To Give Webinar

Foodborne illness attorney William Marler will be giving a webinar hosted by Ecolab...

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The Rights of Environmental Health Specialists to Conduct On-Site Inspections

In the September 2012 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health, Colin Caywood writes, "While every state law is different, environmental health specialists should feel...

The Nation's Restarurant News

Speaking to 15 major restaurant chain purchasing and quality assurance food safety executives, Bill Marler will address the subject, "The Rocky Ford Listeria Canteloupe Outbreak...

Tyson Fresh Meats E. coli Lawsuit - Ohio (2011)

Marler Clark's E. coli lawyers represented an Ohio family in E. coli cases against Tyson after they become ill during an E. coli outbreak in...

Taco Bell Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Multistate (2012)

In 2012 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced an investigation into a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak that had sickened 68 people and hospitalized...

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Forever Cheese and Peterson Co. Sued by Seattle Woman

Marler Clark filed a lawsuit yesterday against New York-based Forever Cheese, the importer of Listeria-contaminated Marte brand Frescolina ricotta salata cheese that federal public health...

Food Poison Attorney at GMA Food Claims & Litigation Conference

Foodborne illness attorney William Marler will be discussing recent trends in foodborne illness litigation at the 2012 Grocery Manufacturers Association Food Claims & Litigation Conference...

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PulseNet and OutbreakNet

Bill Marler will speak on the subject, "Liability of Public Agencies and their Employees in Foodbourne Illness Investigations."...

Producing Food is Risky Business: The Legal Consequences of Poor Food Safety

On June 14, food safety attorney William Marler will be giving a webinar on foodborne illness litigation and the different roles within food safety. The...

Public Health Records That Stand Up in Court

David Babcock begins his article for the April 2012 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health, "An environmental health inspector is writing up his or...

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Depositions 101

Patti Waller's article in the June, 2012 Journal of Environmental Health focuses on what environmental health professionals need to know about depositions in the event...

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Olive Garden Hepatitis A Outbreak Lawsuit - North Carolina (2011)

In August 2011, Marler Clark filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of over 3,000 people who were required to get Hepatitis A immunizations after...

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Jimmy John's Clover Sprouts E. coli O26 Outbreak Lawsuits - Multistate (2012)

In February of 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linked a multistate E. coli O26 outbreak to raw clover sprouts served on...

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E. coli Lawsuit Filed Against Washington State Raw Milk Dairy

Marler Clark has filed an E. coli lawsuit against Tenino, Washington-based Cozy Valley Creamery on behalf of a child who was hospitalized with an E...