News from 2013



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Marler Clark, San Francisco Woman File E. coli Lawsuit Against Salad Manufacturer

Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness, filed an E. coli lawsuit against Artherstone Foods, an organic salad and sandwich...

Marler Clark Files Second E. coli Lawsuit Against Federico’s Mexican Restaurant

In a lawsuit filed late yesterday, a mother alleges her 16-year-old daughter fell ill with an E. coli infection and was hospitalized after eating tacos...

Marler Clark Calls on Public Health Agencies to Name Names Linked to Cyclospora Outbreak

On Tuesday, the Iowa Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health agencies announced in an outbreak update that...

Marler Clark Files Lawsuit Against Iguana Joe’s on Behalf of Alleged Salmonella Outbreak Victim

Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness outbreaks, filed a lawsuit today against Iguana Joe’s on behalf of a child...

Marler Clark Files Second Lawsuit Against Lombard Mexican Restaurant

Seattle-based Marler Clark and Chicago-based Newland & Newland filed a second E. coli lawsuit yesterday against Los Burritos Mexicanos on behalf of a man who...

Marler Clark, Washington Resident Sue Townsend Farms Over Hepatitis A

Marler Clark filed a hepatitis A lawsuit against Townsend Farms on behalf of a Snohomish County man who became ill with a hepatitis A infection...

Marler Clark Applauds Costco for Responsible Corporate Citizenship On Heels of Hepatitis A Outbreak

Attorney Bill Marler commended Costco today for proactively reaching out to the warehouse chain’s customers who purchased “Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend” frozen berry and...

Marler Clark files 3rd Salmonella Lawsuit Against Holiday Inn Bordeaux

Seattle-based Marler Clark filed a third lawsuit* against the Holiday Inn Bordeaux today. The lawsuit was filed in Cumberland County Superior Court on behalf of...

Marler Clark to File 2 Lawsuits Against Frozen Berry Producer Linked to Hepatitis A Scare

Marler Clark will file 2 lawsuits—one today and one tomorrow—against Townsend Farms, Inc., the company whose Townsend Farms Organic Anti-oxidant Blend has been linked to...

Marler Clark Files Class Action Lawsuit against West Village Restaurant Linked to Hepatitis A Scare

Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness outbreaks, and Underberg & Kessler, a Rochester, NY law firm, filed a class...

Marler Clark, Seattle Women Sue Ethiopian Restaurant over E. coli

Plaintiffs fell ill with E. coli infections after eating at Ambassel Restaurant in Seattle’s Central District An E. coli lawsuit was filed today against Ambassel...

Marler, Clients Praise Justice Department for Indictment of Peanut Corp. of America Officials

Bill Marler, the nation’s leading lawyer representing victims of foodborne illness outbreaks, praised the U.S. Justice Department today for indicting former Peanut Corporation of America...

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Hawai’i Woman Sues Supplement Manufacturer and Retailer Over Liver Injury

A lawsuit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii against USPlabs LLC and GNC Holdings, Inc., the manufacturer and retailer...

Holiday Inn Bordeaux Salmonella Outbreak - North Carolina (2013)

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium gastroenteritis occurred in North Carolina during May 2013. One hundred cases were identified and included residents of North Carolina, Alabama...

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First E. coli Case Against Glass Onion Filed By Marler Clark, Sonoma County Woman

In an E. coli lawsuit filed Thursday, the Marler Clark attorneys allege a Sonoma County woman fell ill with an E. coli infection after eating...

Food Safety Network (2013)

Bill Marler traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to speak to hospitals, legal and medical practitioners, policy makers, and media consumes. The purpose of his...

Food Industry Industrial Round Table (2013)

Managing partner Bill Marler spoke to industry technical experts with a specialization on microbial issues in Monterrey, CA on the topic of "Why is Food...

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...

First Lawsuit filed Against Federico’s Restaurant by Marler Clark

Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness, filed an E. coli lawsuit today against the owners of the Litchfield Park...

Food Seminars International Webinar (2013)

Bill Marler spoke to food technologists, food safety personnel, educators, students and attorneys on the subject, "The Legal Consequences of Poor Food Safety."...

Family of Canadian Woman Sues California Lettuce Supplier in U.S. District Court

The family of a Canadian woman who allegedly died after eating E. coli-contaminated lettuce sold by California-based Tanimura & Antle filed a lawsuit against the...

Food Safety Summit (2013)

Managing partner Bill Marler traveled to Baltimore, MD to speak at the food safety summit. He spoke about food safety 20 years after Jack in...

Firefly Restaurant Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Nevada (2013)

On April 26, 2013, the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), Office of Epidemiology (OOE) received reports of gastrointestinal illness from eight independent groups of patrons...

Farm Rich E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit - Multistate (2013)

On March 28, 2013 Rich Products Corporation recalled approximately 196,222 pounds of Farm Rich brand frozen chicken quesadillas and several other frozen mini meals and...

Foster Farms Chicken Salmonella Outbreak - Multistate (2013)

In 2013 and 2014 local, state, and federal public health and agriculture agencies collaborated in a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg. Investigators used PulseNet to...

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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...

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...

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Trader Joe's E. coli Outbreak - Multistate (2013)

In October and November 2013, local, state and federal public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 experienced by patients residing in four...

Townsend Farms Organic Frozen Berries Hepatitis A Outbreak - Multistate (2013)

Marler Clark represents dozens of individuals who fell ill with hepatitis A infections in claims against Townsend Farms, Inc., the supplier of Townsend Farms Organic...

Tanimura & Antle Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak - Canada (2012)

Marler Clark represents the family of the Alberta woman who became ill with an E. coli O157:H7 infection and later died after eating the contaminated...

The Produce Marketing Association Board of Directors (2013)

Bill Marler spoke to 40 executives from all aspects of the international produce world in Austin, TX on "How to Improve Shared Accountability for Food...

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University of California Post Harvest Center (2013)

Bill Marler spoke to 50 newly hired front-line food safety professionals at the UC Davis campus about why they are needed from the perspective of...

University of Washington School of Law (2013)

Bill Marler spoke to law students at the University of Washington outlining his background and experience as a lawyer and as a leader....

University of Washington Transatlantic Risk & Regulation Conference (2013)

University of Washington hosted Bill Marler from 12:00 - 1:00 PM to speak on the subject, "When can Civil Litigation be Used as a Tool...

University of Colorado Housing & Dining Services (2013)

Bill Marler discussed food safety at the University of Colorado, where he presented to Housing & Dining Services staff....

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International Conference for Detection Methods (2013)

Bill Marler spoke to 450 industry, government, and university officials in Las Vegas, NW giving the keynote address on the importance of food safety, legal...

Iguana Joe's Salmonella Outbreak - Texas (2013)

On June 25, 2013 Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services (HCPHES) closed the Iguana Joe’s Restaurant located at 18319 West Lake Houston Parkway in...

Iowa Govenor's Conference on Public Health (2013)

Bill Marler took part in a panel discussion on a two part series, "Jack in the Box and E. coli O157:H7: The Outbreak, the Investigation...

Iowa Governor's Conference (2013)

Managing partner Bill Marler traveled to Iowa to speak at the Iowa Governor's conference. The title of his presentation was "Jack in the Box and...

International Environmental Health Labs and Australian Meat Producers (2013)

Bill Marler spoke at the International Enviornmental Health Laboratories facility to visiting Australian Beef producers on the subject, "Liability for Exportors of Beef to USA."...

IEH Lab Australian Beef Producers (20130)

Bill Marler spoke to 15 beef producers in Bothell, WA about the liability for exporters of beef to the USA....

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William Marler offers Pittsburgh residents his Top 10 Tips for dining out during an E. coli outbreak

Attorney Bill Marler responds to reports that an E. coli outbreak has been linked to an Oakland neighborhood restaurant with his top 10 tips for...

William Marler, Attorney for E. coli Victims, Reacts to Federico’s Announcement

William Marler, the Seattle-based attorney who represents over a dozen victims of the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak among customers of the Litchfield Park, Arizona Federico’s...

Washington Resident Files Class Action Lawsuit against Berry Producer Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak

A class action lawsuit was filed today against Townsend Farms, the company whose “Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend” frozen berry and pomegranate seed mix has...

William Marler Honored as Distinguished Law Graduate by Seattle University School of Law

William (Bill) Marler is one of four honorees who will receive recognition at the Seattle University School of Law 40th Anniversary Celebration next month. Marler...

Washington Department of Health (2013)

Bill Marler spoke to the Washington Department of Health in SeaTac, WA....

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Oregon CLE (2013)

Bill Marler partnered with Dave Ernst to put on a presentation at a CLE in Portland, OR. Ernst spoke about liability for food and drink...

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New Hawaii Sea Restaurant Hepatitis A Outbreak (2013)

Marler Clark represents people who were exposed to the hepatitis A virus at the New Hawaii Sea Restaurant in the Bronx and either fell ill...

Next Level Summit (2013)

Bill Marler traveled to Phoenix, AZ to talk to the highest level of food quality and food safety professionals at the Next Level Summit. He...

Nation's Restaurant News (2013)

Bill Marler spoke to Nation's Restaurant News in Denver, CO outlining his take on the Cyclospora outbreak nd had a Q&A interview session. ...

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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....

Berry Producer Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak Sued Again in San Diego; Case Count Climbs to 99

Marler Clark, Gordon & Holmes and Keeney, Waite & Stevens filed a second lawsuit against Oregon berry producer Townsend Farms today in San Diego County...

Bill Marler: Holiday Inn Should Pay Victims’ Medical Bills and Lost Wages

Attorney William Marler today called on the Holiday Inn Bordeaux to provide compensation for all 44 people who became ill with Salmonella infections after eating...

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Southeast FDA Regional Seminar (2013)

Bill Marler traveled to Destin, FL to speak to the Southeast FDA Regional Seminar. He spoke about Listeria and how is it not just a...

Second Arizona Woman Files Lawsuit Against Townsend Farms Over Hepatitis A

The law offices of Seattle-based Marler Clark and Phoenix-based O’Steen & Harrison filed a lawsuit late last week against Townsend Farms, the company whose frozen...

Society of Health Care Journalists Conference Panel (2013)

Bill Marler sat on a panel with senior FDA official Michael Taylor and head of food safety for Earthbound Farms, Will Daniels at a meeting...

Sisters Sue Macomb County Restaurant and Meat Supplier in Salmonella Case

Two Michigan-based meat suppliers and a restaurant were named as defendants in a Salmonella lawsuit brought by Seattle-based Marler Clark. The lawsuit was filed in...

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Ecolab Webinar (2013)

Bill Marler spoke to 500 regulators, educators, food service managers, and corporation leaders in August as a part of the Ecolab Webinar. He spoke about...

E. coli Lawsuit Filed Against Lombard Restaurant Connected to E. coli Outbreak

Seattle-based Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness, filed a lawsuit today against Los Burritos Mexicanos. The lawsuit was filed...

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Royal Society for Public Health (2013)

150 Environmental Health Practitioners, Food Safety Trainers and Food Manufacturers heard Bill Marler speak on the subject, "Campylobacter and Listeria: Using Research to Reduce Risks"...

Raw Milk: An Issue of Safety or Freedom?

Attorney Drew Falkenstein wrote "Raw Milk" An Issue or Safety or Freedom" for the April 2013 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health. In it...

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Center for Produce Safety (2013)

Bill Marler spoke on the subject, "The Evolving Legal and Financial Realities of Produce Food Safety: What it means for you" in Rochester, NY....

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (2013)

Attorney Bruce Clark spoke to 400 Public Health Inspectors on "Investigating Food Bourne Illness in the current state of Deregulation"....

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (2013)

Bill Marler traveled to Manitoba, Canada to speak to 400 public health inspectors at the Canadian Institute of Public Health. He spoke about investigating foodborne...

California Woman Who Ate Frozen Berries Sues Townsend Farms Over Hepatitis A

A lawsuit was filed today in San Diego County Superior Court (Case No. 37-2013-00051417-CU-PL-CTL) against Townsend Farms, the company whose Townsend Farms Organic Anti-oxidant Blend...

Coco Loco Mexican Restaurant E. coli Outbreak - Texas (2013)

Beginning in late April 2013 at least 10 people were infected with E. coli O157:H7 after eating at Coco Loco Mexican Restaurant located in College...

ConAgra Foods (2013)

Bill Marler traveled to Omaha, NE to speak to the ConAgra legal group, educating them on the perils of being a packaged food company. ...

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Los Burritos Mexicanos E. coli Outbreak - Illinois (2013)

Marler Clark filed a lawsuit against Los Burritos Mexicanos, a Lombard, Illinois restaurant that has been identified as the source of an E. coli O157:H...

Lawsuits Filed Against Fayetteville Holiday Inn over Salmonella Outbreak

Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness outbreaks, and Fayetteville lawyer Steven Lawrence filed two lawsuits Tuesday against the Holiday...

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Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applid Nutrition Advisory Council (2013)

From 12:00 - 12:30 PM William Marler discussed the definition, the interpretation and perception of food safety by the legal consumer and food industry communities...

Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Advisory Council (2013)

Bill Marler spoke to 75 leaders from the academic, food industry, and government sectors at the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Advisory...

Jouni Meats, Inc. and Gab Halal Foods Salmonella Outbreak - Multistate (2013)

On January 24, 2013 Jouni Meats, Inc. recalled approximately 500 pounds of ground beef products. In the FSIS recall news release announcing this recall, FSIS...

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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...

Association of Health Care Journalists (2013)

Bill Marler spoke on a panel at the Association for Healthcare Journalist Conference in Boston, MA...

Ambassel Ethiopian Restaurant E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit - Washington (2013)

Marler Clark filed a lawsuit against Ambassel Ethiopian restaurant in Seattle's Central District that was found to be the source of an E. coli O157:H...

Attorney for E. coli Victims: Canada-California Leafy Greens Connection is Strong

After learning that an E. coli outbreak in Canada in late December and early January was likely caused by fresh produce, lawyer Bill Marler—who has...