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Marler Clark Files 5th Lawsuit Representing Victim of Fresh Express Cyclospora Outbreak

(Bismark,ND) A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Shane Smith against Fresh Express Inc. in the current Cyclospora outbreak linked to bagged salad. Mr...

Morimoto Napa Salmonella Outbreak and Litigation - California (2016)

The Napa County Public Health Department (NCPHD), announced on October 20, 2016 that it was collaborating with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to...

Marler Clark donates $40,000 to area Food Banks to combat COVID-19 impacts

POSTED IN LAWYER OP-ED Update: We added a donation to Bainbridge Island Helpline House Food Bank last night, and over the coming days, weeks and...

Mariscos San Juan Restaurant Shigella Outbreak and Litigation - California (2015)

According to a Public Health Warning, on Saturday afternoon, October 17, 2015, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department was notified by a local hospital...

Marler Clark donates $100,000 to Dave Theno Scholarship at Stop Foodborne Illness

This fellowship was created in Dave’s honor after his sudden passing in 2017. It is a special opportunity for a young food scientist to work...

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Fresh Express Cyclospora Outbreak and Litigation - Multistate (2018)

On July 19, 2018, the CDC reported a total of 163 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection in people who had consumed salads from McDonald’s restaurants...

Food Borne Illness Attorney Bill Marler - “How to prevent foodborne illness … and prevent me from showing up”

On one hand: “You have to recognize what an amazing job food production is doing in the world, especially in the U.S. Given the amount...

First E. coli O103 Lawsuit filed against Jimmy John’s restaurant in Utah – 27 sick in Utah

FDA sent “Warning Letter” to Jimmy John’s after repeated outbreaks linked to sprouts Salt Lake City, Utah., A lawsuit was filed on behalf of Travis...

Fareway Chicken Salad Salmonella Outbreak and Litigation - Multistate (2018)

A total of 265 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Typhimurium were reported from South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Mississippi....

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Del Monte Cyclospora Outbreak and Litigation - Wisconsin (2018)

As of September 5, 2018, 250 people were infected with Cyclospora reported from 4 states; Michigan (2), Iowa (9), Minnesota (62), and Wisconsin (177). ...

Dairy Delight Raw Milk E.coli Outbreak and Litigation - Michigan (2016)

In August 2016, local and state public health and agriculture agencies investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of unpasteurized or “raw”...

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A Goodstory Podcast - When It Mattered with Chitra Ragavan

Ep. 49 — A teenage runaway tries his hand at migrant work and becomes one of the most powerful food safety lawyers in the world...

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Two victims of the 2018 E. coli Romaine Lettuce Outbreak File Lawsuits Against Panera Bread and Freshway Foods

Lawsuits were filed in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri on behalf of Stephanie Ingberg and on behalf of Brianna Ruocchio, a minor...

The Danger in our Salad Bowls - The Boston Globe

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA - It was the vacation of a lifetime for three generations of the Parker family. For much of 2018, Nathan Parker and...

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Chipotle hit with $25 Million Fine for Food Safety Violations

William Marler, U.S. Leading Food Safety Attorney and Advocate, Comments (Seattle,WA) “Although there was no intentional criminal behavior like there was in the Peanut Corporation...

Cargill E.coli Outbreak and Litigation - Multistate (2018)

The CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) investigated a multistate...

Chincoteague Cook-Off Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Mulitstate (2017)

In October 2017, Virginia Health officials announced that 150 people living in 8 states had been sickened by Salmonella after attending the Chincoteague Chili Chowder...

Caldwell Parish Jambalaya Salmonella Outbreak - Louisiana (2017)

In October 23, 2017, officials with the Louisiana Department of Health provided the most recent case counts of individuals who had been identified with a...

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I.M. Healthy and Dixie Dew Soy Nut Butter Tied to E. coli Outbreak and Litigation - Multistate (2017)

On March 3, 2017, the FDA issued a warning about the presence of E. coli O157:H7 in I.M. Healthy Creamy SoyNut Butter with a Best...

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27 ill with E. coli O103 in Utah - Second lawsuit filed against Jimmy John’s Restaurant.

(Salt Lake City, Utah) A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Rebecca Pitt against Jimmy John’s Restaurant in the Third Judicial District Court in...

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Six E. coli Lawsuits filed by Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm

Seattle, WA., Six lawsuits stemming from the 2018 multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 from chopped romaine lettuce have been filed in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia...

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Genki Sushi Hepatitis A Outbreak and Litigation - Hawaii (2016)

Marler Clark Hepatitis A Attorneys represented 85 people sickened by Hepatitis A tainted scallops including one person that died. On August 15, 2016, the Hawaii...

Gut Reaction - Bill Marler Talks about the State of our Food, Microbiological Investigation, and Jack in the Box

It helps to think of Bill Marler's area of law - plaintiffs' litigation for foodborne illness injuries - as less Law and Order, more CSI...

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El Toro Norovirus Outbreak - Washington (2018)

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department was initially notified of a potential norovirus outbreak on January 4, 2018 when two people reported norovirus-like symptoms after eating at...

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J.B.S. Tolleson Raw Beef Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Mulitstate (2018)

The first lawsuit was filed on October 5, 2018, in Arizona Superior Court against JBS Tolleson Inc., on behalf of Dana Raab of Florence, Kentucky...

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Pearl Catering Shigella Outbreak Lawsuits - Oregon (2018)

On August 14, 2018 the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Yamhill County Health and Human Services received reports of multiple people with gastrointestinal illness days...

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Homegrown E.coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Washington (2019)

King County health officials announced an E. coli (STEC) outbreak linked to multiple Homegrown restaurants. As of May 23, four people had tested positive for...

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La Luz Mexican Grill Salmonella Outbreak and Litigation - Colorado (2018)

An outbreak of Salmonella Javiana occurred in August of 2018 among patrons of La Luz restaurant in Fort Collins, Colorado. Thirty-one laboratory confirmed cases were...