News from 2015



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Chipotle Norovirus Outbreak Lawsuits - Boston (2015)

More than 120 Boston College students took ill after eating at the same Chipotle at 1924 Beacon Street in Brighton. City inspectors closed the Chipotle...

Cafe Coyote Shigella Outbreak Lawsuit - California (2015)

On December 4, 2015 staff at the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (SDHHSA) detected an outbreak of Shigella among customers of...

Costco Chicken Salad E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Mulistate (2015)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service...

Chipotle E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Multistate (2015)

The CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, and public health officials in several states...

California Environmental Health Association (2015)

Managing partner Bill Marler spoke to the California Environmental Health Association on September 4th, 2015 about the Jack in the Box incident that led to...

Chipotle Norovirus Outbreak Lawsuits- California (2015)

In late August 2015, Ventura County Environmental Health and Ventura County Public Health investigated an outbreak of norovirus occurring among customers of the Chipotle Restaurant...

Chipotle Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Minnesota (2015)

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) identified tomatoes as the source of the Salmonella Newport outbreak that has...

California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (2015)

Attorney Bill Marler traveled to Sacramento, CA to speak at the California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health on the burden of foodborne illness....

Claravale Dairy Campylobacter Outbreak Lawsuit - California (2015)

On March 24, 2015 CDPH issued a warning to consumers about Claravale Farm raw milk. As many as six Northern California residents had become ill...

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Purdue University (2015)

Bill Marler traveled to Lafayette, IN to speak at Purdue University about his career path and where he thinks food safety is headed. ...

Pho Tam Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Idaho (2015)

An outbreak of Salmonella Schwarzengrund occurred among dining patrons of Pho Tam. Meal dates ranged from February 23, 2015 to March 12, 2015. Five individuals...

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Reno Provisions Dessert E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Nevada (2015)

On November 3, 2015, staff at the Communicable Disease (CD) Program of the Washoe County Health District (WCHD) was notified of five patients who were...

Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference (2015)

Bill Marler spoke to food safety professionals, managers, restauranteurs, chefs, retail managers, public health officials, laboratory professionals, food processors, students, educators, quality assurance directors, cooperative...

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University of Lousiville Distinguished Speaker Series (2015)

Bill Marler spoke to undergraduate Biology majors along with graduate students and faculty at the University of Louisville on the topic of "22 Years in...

University of Washington (2015)

Bill Marler spoke to students at the University of Washington on the legal consequences of food outbreaks. ...

University of Miami (2015)

Bill Marler traveled to Gables, FL to speak to 100 students, academics, legal professionals, and executive members of food companies at the University of Miami...

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American Agricultural Law Association Annual Symposium (2015)

Bill Marler traveled to Charleston, South Carolina to present to the American Agricultural Law Association on October 22, 2015. His presentation was titled "22 Years in the Kitchen."...

Alaska Environmental Health Agency Conference (2015)

Attorney Bill Marler traveled to Anchorage, AK for the Alaska Environmental Health Conference. He presented with Kenneth Anderson on the topic of "The Future of...

American Conference Institute (2015)

Bill Marler spoke to food safety professionals and in-court council in Chicago, IL about understanding new trends for measuring and identifying contaminants - what to...

Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Multistate (2015)

On September 4, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Poona infections. DNA fingerprinting...

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New York Academy of Medicine (2015)

Bill Marler participated as a panelist for a session on food and law at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York, NY. ...

National Science Foundation Board of Directors (2015)

Bill Marler traveled to Ann Arbor, MI to speak to the National Science Foundation Board of Directors about the legal responsibilities of audit companies and...

Northwest Fairgrounds E. coli O157 Outbreak Lawsuit - Washington (2015)

In April 2015 Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) along with the Washington Department of Health (WDOH) and the Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC)...

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Fig and Olive Salmonella Outbreak - Multistate (2015)

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), multiple cities—Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C.—investigated Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to eating...

Food Safety Seminar (2015)

Bill Marler spoke to 400 farmers on Salinas, CA about his recent efforts to bring in 3rd party defendants (Primus, grocery stores, nearby CAFOs, and...

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Washington State Food Protection Association (2014)

Bill Marler spoke to regulatory food safety officers (WSDA, FDA, DOA) and industry food safety professionals in Chelan, WA. ...

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Oxford County Fair E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits- Maine (2015)

In September 2015 two children, Myles Herschaft and Colton Guay, were diagnosed with E. coli O111:nonmotile. Colton Guay attended the Oxford Fair on September 1...

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VTEC (2015)

Managing partner Bill Marler traveled to Boston, MA to speak about what current and precautionary trends are in the pipeline as preventative action. ...

Vassar College (2015)

Bruce Clark traveled to Vassar College to speak to students on the topic of "Thirty Years of Barf: My Experience as a Foodborne Illness Litigator."...

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Los Chilangos Food Truck E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit - Washington (2015)

Seattle/King County Public Health investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to Los Chilangos food truck and caterer. After illnesses were reported and linked...

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Kapowsin Meats Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Washington (2015)

In August 2015, the Washington State Department of Health (WDOH) and Public Health Seattle & King County (PHSKC), along with the Centers for Disease Control...

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Tallulah's Restaurant Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Washington (2015)

In June 2015 local and state public health officials in Seattle, Washington investigated a foodborne illness outbreak among customers of Tallulah’s, a restaurant located in...

Tarheel Q Restaurant Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - North Carolina (2015)

In June 2015 Davidson County Health Department and Davie County Health Department staff worked with the North Carolina Division of Public Health to investigate an...

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Boise Co-Op Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Idaho (2015)

On June 8-9, 2015 the Central District Health Department (CDHD) started receiving reports from Boise area health care providers about patients diagnosed with Salmonella. Laboratory...

Blue Bell Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak Lawsuit - Multistate (2015)

In March 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it had confirmed an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections spanning several years...

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Injury Board (2015)

Bill Marler spoke to 125 lawyers on the injury board in Denver, CO on the topic of "Building a personal brand and doing well by...

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Missouri Milk, Food, and Environmental Health Association (2015)

Epidemiologist Patti Weller spoke to the Missouri Milk, Food, and Environmental Health Association on the topic of "Foodborne Illness Litigation Beyond Product Liability."...

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Don Antonio's Salmonella Outbreak - California (2015)

On Tuesday, March 24, 2015 the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC-DPH) received reports of gastrointestinal illness in three separate groups of people...

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GMA Food Claims & Litigation Conference (2015)

Bill Marler spoke to the Grocery Manufactures Association on the topic of "Recent and Emerging Trends in Foodborne Illness Litigation - The Risk of Criminal...

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XIT Woodfire Steakhouse Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Texas (2015)

In January 2015, 30 people had been diagnosed with Salmonella that was traced to the XIT Wood Fire Grill in Dalhart, TX. Marler Clark represented...