News from 2014



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Caramel Apple Listeria Outbreak Lawsuits - Multistate (2014)

On December 19, 2014 federal investigators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced than...

Cheesecake Factory Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Idaho (2014)

In August 2014, the Central District Health Department (CDHD) in Boise, Idaho investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis among customers of the Cheesecake Factory located...

Colorado Trial Lawyers (2014)

Bill Marler traveled to Snowmass, CO to speak to 200 plaintiff's trial lawyers on the topic of "You are what you eat - Salmonella, E...

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Washington Small Fruit Conference (2014)

Bill Marler spoke at the Washington Small Fruit Conference in Lynden, WA....

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National Science Foundation International (2014)

Bill Marler traveled to Ann Arbor, MI to speak to the 9 member board of directors and members of the senior management team of the...

Northwest Fisheries Association (2014)

Bill Marler spoke to representatives from major fishing companies and vendors in Seattle, WA on the implementation and anticipated impact of the FSA as it...

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University of Idaho (2014)

Bill Marler spoke to an advanced torts class at the University of Idaho. ...

University of Hong Kong (2014)

Managing partner Bill Marler spoke to 200 students at the University of Hong Kong on his experience as a food safety lawyer and discussed the...

University of Washington (2014)

Bill Marler presented to students in a food safety class at the University of Washington. ...

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Jewel Deli Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit – Illinois (2014)

In June 2104 Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium among...

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Red Robin Restaurant Hepatitis A Exposure Class Action lawsuit - Missouri (2014)

Springfield Missouri Health officials administered more than 5,000 doses of the hepatitis A vaccine. On May 20, 2014, health department officials learned of a food...

Royal Hawaiian Hotel Norovirus Outbreak - Hawaii (2014)

On May 17, 2014 the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) learned of an outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses among Royal Hawaiian Hotel guests and restaurant patrons...

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VR Green Farms Botulism Outbreak Lawsuit – California (2014)

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman warned consumers today not to eat VR Green Farms jarred food...

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Salsarita Shigella Outbreak Lawsuit – Arkansas (2014)

Salsarita’s Restaurant in the Walmart Home Office Café in Bentonville has reopened following a Shigella outbreak that made 275 sick in nine states....

Shigella Lawsuit Filed against Salsarita's Restaurant in Wal-Mart

Attorneys Bill Marler and Drew Falkenstein of Marler Clark, the nation’s only law firm dedicated to representing victims of foodborne illness, have filed a lawsuit...

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The Family Farm Raw Milk Campylobacter Lawsuit – Pennsylvania (2012)

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed at least 80 cases of Campylobacter infections in an outbreak tied to contaminated unpasteurized milk from The Family Cow...

Texas Environmental Health Association (2014)

Bill Marler spoke to 400 environmental and public health professionals in Austin, TX about raw milk and the current push in legislative settings. ...

True Food Kitchen Shigella Outbreak - California (2014)

In August 2014 staff at the Health Care Agency of Orange County (HCAOC) investigated an outbreak of Shigella among customers of True Food Kitchen, a...

Trader Joe’s Listeria Lawsuit Filed in Chicago

Plaintiff, a leukemia patient, developed meningitis after consuming recalled product...

Time for a Warning Label on Sprouts

Another sprout-related E. coli outbreak earlier this month has prompted the attorneys of the Seattle law firm, Marler Clark, to call on the Food and...

Trader Joe’s Faces E. coli Lawsuits Brought by Marler Clark

Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of E. coli outbreaks, sued Trader Joe’s today on behalf of California and Washington residents who...

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Antioch Farms' Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Minnesota (2014)

In September 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigated a cluster of six patients diagnosed with Salmonella Enteriditis. Four of five case-patients reported eating...

ACI Foodborne Illness Litigation Conference (2012)

Bill Marler presented a foodborne illness mock settlement to 60 defense attorneys in San Francisco, CA. ...

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Food Safety Conference (2014)

Managing partner Bill Marler traveled to Rancho Mirage, CA to speak on the subject of "The Changing Landscape for Managing Retailer Litigation Risk - What...

Food Safety Advisory Council (2014)

Attorney Bill Marler traveled to Los Angeles, CA to speak to representatives for food companies, schools, and health department agencies on the topic of "2...

FDA Pacific Region Retail Food Seminar (2014)

Attorney Bill Marler spoke to FDA pacific regional officials in Phoenix, AZ on the topic of "Food safety and civil liability (Insurance trends - any...

Foster Farms Recall Of Over One Million Pounds of Fresh Chicken

Well-known poultry company Foster Farms announced late last Thursday that a recall has been issued for over one million pounds of contaminated chicken products. Epidemiologic...

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Institute of Food Technologists (2014)

Bill Marler traveled to Bloomington, MN to speak to food industry leadership for General Mills, Cargill, Land O Lakes, and Hormel as well as the...

International Association for Food Protection (2014)

Bill Marler traveled to Indianapolis, IN to speak to the International Association for Food Protection on the topic of "20 years later, where were we...

Idaho Environmental Health Association (2014)

Bill Marler traveled to Boise, ID to speak on the importance of educational efforts for environmental health staff in preventing foodborne illness....

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Brent's Deli Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - California (2014)

Information gathered in interviews conducted by local health investigators revealed that just prior to onset of symptoms all seven patients had eaten at Brent’s Deli...

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1,000,000 Pounds of Salmonella Chicken Recalled

1,000,000 Pounds of Salmonella Chicken Recalled - “Good on ya,” Foster Farms and FSIS too http://www.marlerblog.com/lega... ...

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Organic Sprouted Chia Powder Salmonella Outbreak - Multistate (2014)

Between January and July 2014 public health officials in the United States and Canada investigated an outbreak of Salmonella linked to consumption of organic sprouted...

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E. coli Outbreak in Michigan and Ohio Sickens Ten

The Michigan Departments of Community Health (MDCH) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) along with local health departments in Kent, Livingston, Oakland, Ottawa, and Washtenaw...

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Plaintiffs Join Salmonella Lawsuit Against Iguana Joe’s

Iguana Joe’s now faces litigation brought by 10 people who allege they suffered Salmonella infections after eating at the restaurant’s Humble, Texas location....