In May of 2006, an outbreak of norovirus occurred among patrons of the Bravo! Cucina Italiana restaurant in Lansing, Michigan. The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) investigated the outbreak, and conducted a case-control study to try to pinpoint a food source that was associated with illness among restaurant customers.
Food histories were collected from 559 people who ate at Bravo! between April 30 and May 9, 2006, many of whom were not from Lansing, but were in town for Michigan State University graduation. MDCH received 288 reports of illness from Bravo! customers who had dined at the restaurant; those reporting illness were from 8 US states and 1 Canadian province.
Marler Clark represented several individuals in claims against Bravo! Cucina Italiana.