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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...

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...

Michigan State University (2010)

Denis Stearns presented at 2010 Leader Lecture at Michigan State....

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...

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...

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...

FoodHACCP Conference (2010)

Bill Marler spoke at FoodHACCP Conference....

Food Microbiology Symposium (2010)

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

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...

FDA Live Broadcast (2010)

Epidemiologist Patti Waller presented....

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 Education Conference (2010)

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

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...

Stanford Law & Policy Review Symposium (2010)

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

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...

Seafood Products Association (2010)

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

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...

Southern California Institute of Food Technologists (2010)

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

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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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China Food Safety and Quality (CIFSQ) (2010)

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

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors and International Federation of Environmental Health (2010)

Bruce Clark presented at the 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 (2010)

Bruce Clark was 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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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...

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: 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...

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...

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University of Arkansas School of Law (2010)

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

University of Southern California School of Law (2010)

Denis Stearns guest lectured at the University of Southern California School of Law....

University of Minnesota Food Service and Engineering Department (2010)

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

University of Iowa (2010)

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

University of Wisconsin Social Entrepreneurship Lecture Series (2010)

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

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North Carolina Public Health Association (2010)

Bruce Clark and Patti Waller spoke at the North Carolina Public Health Association....

New Zealand Food Safety Authority Conference (2010)

Bill Marler spoke at the New Zealand Food Safety Authority Conference in Melbourne, AU....

Nevada Environmental Health Association (2010)

Colin Caywood presented at Nevada Environmental Health Association....

New Zealand Food Safety Authority Conference (2010)

Bill Marler presented at the New Zealand Food Safety Authority Conference....

National Environmental Health Association Annual Conference (2009)

Bill Marler presented at the NEHA Annual Conference...

National Environmental Health Administration Food Safety Summit (2010)

Bill Marler presented at NEHA Food Safety Summit....

National Environmental Health Association Annual Conference (2010)

Patti Waller presented at the NEHA Annual Conference....

Natural Products Expo West (2010)

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

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ACI 4th National Forum on Foodborne Illness Litigation (2010)

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

Australian Food Safety Conference (2010)

Bill Marler presented at Australian Food Safety Conference....

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Texas Environmental Health Association (2010)

Drew Falkenstein spoke at the Texas Environmental Health Association....

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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Wyoming and Montana Environmental Health Associations (2010)

Bruce Clark and Patti Waller spoke to the Wyoming and Montana Environmental Health Associations....

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...

William Mitchell College of Law (2010)

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

Washington State University Common Reading Lecture Series (2010)

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

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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...

PulseNet Annual Meeting (2010)

Bill Marler spoke at the PulseNet Annual Meeting....

Public Health Seattle & King County EHD Annual Staff Conference (2010)

Bill Marler and Colin Caywood presented at the Public Health Seattle & King County - Environmental Health Division - Annual Staff Conference...

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Illinois Food Safety Symposium (2010)

Drew Falkenstein presented at the Illinois Food Safety Symposium in Peoria, IL....

IAFP Symposium on Food Law (2010)

Bill Marler presented at IAFP Symposium on Food Law....

International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (2010)

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

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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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...

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...

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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...

Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference (2010)

Bruce Clark presented on the legal issues of raw milk sales and consumption....

Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference (2010)

Bruce Clark and Patti Waller presented at the Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference. The facilitated a mock deposition....

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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GMA Food Claims and Litigation (2010)

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

GMA Food Claims and Litigation Conference (2010)

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

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Ohio Sanitarians Midwest Conference (2010)

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