Case News


In the Marler Clark news archives we highlight some of the more high-profile cases the firm has brought on behalf of victims of food poisoning outbreaks. Here we also provide information about notable cases the firm has brought on behalf of victims of crane accidents, nursing home negligence, vehicle accidents, and other injury-situations.


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A & R Bar-be-que Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Tennessee (2009)

Marler Clark filed a lawsuit against A & R Bar-be-que of Memphis, Tennessee, on July 30, 2009 on behalf of a father and son who...

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...

Adrift Restaurant Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits – Washington (2005)

Marler Clark represented two women who became ill with Salmonella infections after eating contaminated crab cakes at Adrift restaurant in Anacortes, Washington. The public health...

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...

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...

Alta Restaurant Hepatitis A Exposure Class Action lawsuit - New York (2013)

Marler Clark filed a class action lawsuit against Alta Restaurant. The lawsuit was filed in New York County Superior Court on behalf of Alta Restaurant...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

Beaches Sandy Bay Resort Salmonella Outbreak Litigation – Jamaica (2005)

Marler Clark represented tourists who became ill with Salmonella infections after eating foods prepared at the Beaches Sandy Bay resort in Jamaica in January and...

Big Fresno Fair E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit - California (2005)

Six children were infected with E. coli O157:H7 at the 2005 Big Fresno Fair petting zoo. The most seriously injured child was hospitalized for several...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bolthouse Farms Carrot Juice Botulism Outbreak Lawsuit - Florida (2006)

Marler Clark represented the sons of a Florida woman who suffered botulism and died after drinking contaminated Bolthouse Farms carrot juice in 2006. She was...

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...

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...

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...

Burma Superstar E. coli Outbreak - California (2013)

Marler Clark represents victims of a 22-person E. coli outbreak that was traced to Burma Superstar, a popular San Francisco restaurant, in August of 2013....

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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...

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...

Camp Bournedale-South Shore Meats E. coli Outbreak Litigation - Rhode Island, Massachusetts (2009)

Marler Clark represented three victims of an E. coli outbreak at Camp Bournedale in October of 2009. The children were visiting Camp Bournedale from Lincoln...

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...

Cargill Ground Beef Salmonella Newport Outbreak - Nationwide (2009)

In July and August of 2009, at least 40 Salmonella Newport cases that could be traced to the consumption of ground beef produced by Beef...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Caudill Alfalfa Sprouts Salmonella Outbreak lawsuits - Multistate (2009)

Marler Clark's Salmonella lawyers represented several people who became ill with Salmonella infections after consuming Salmonella-contaminated alfalfa sprouts in 2009. Caudill Seed recalled its sprouts...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Cuyahoga County E. coli outbreak - Ohio (2009)

On July 3, 2009, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) announced that it was investigating a cluster of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) cases associated...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Doubletree Hotel Shigella Outbreak Lawsuit - Colorado (2003)

Marler Clark's attorneys represented three victims of a Shigella outbreak linked to food served at the Doubletree Hotel in Westminster, CO, in 2003. Food handlers...

Dungeness Valley Creamery E. coli Outbreak - Washington State (2009)

Raw milk from the Dungeness Valley Creamery in Sequim, Washington, was identified as the source of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in early December of...

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Economart Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - North Dakota (2005)

Marler Clark represented victims of a 2005 Salmonella outbreak in Williston, North Dakota. The firm represented the family of a woman who died after becoming...

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...

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...

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Fairbank Farms E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Nationwide (2009)

Marler Clark represented four victims of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that surfaced among residents of New England states and quickly spread across the country...

Federico's Mexican Restaurant E. coli Outbreak - Arizona (2013)

Marler Clark represents victims of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak among customers of the Federico's Mexican Restaurant in Litchfield Park, Arizona. The law firm filed...

Fern Hill Golf & Country Club Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Michigan (2005)

A Salmonella outbreak was traced to eclairs served at after-concert receptions held at the Macomb County Community College Performing Arts Center in Clinton Township, Michigan...

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...

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...

Flanders Provision Co. E. coli Outbreak Litigation - Colorado, Nationwide (2005)

Marler Clark represented two Colorado children who became ill with E. coli and HUS after consuming hamburgers made from Flanders Provision Company pre-formed, frozen hamburger...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

Glass Onion Catering & Gourmet Foods E. coli Outbreak - California, Washington & Arizona (2013)

Marler Clark represents victims of a 2013 E. coli outbreak linked to salads and wraps produced by Artherstone Foods, a company doing business as Glass...

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...

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 Norovirus Outbreak - Wyoming (2012)

Marler Clark represents victims of a 2012 norovirus outbreak traced to the Casper, Wyoming Golden Corral in a lawsuit against the restaurant. The firm is...

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....

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Interstate Meat E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Oregon, Washington & Idaho (2007)

Marler Clark represented Washington and Idaho residents who became ill with E. coli infections after eating ground beef produced by Interstate Meat Distributors in 2007...

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...

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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...

JBS Swift E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Nationwide (2009)

Marler Clark represented several victims of the JBS Swift E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that was announced in late June of 2009. The firm filed three...

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...

Jewel Deli Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit – Illinois (2014)

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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...

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...

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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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...

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...

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...