Hearing Wednesday in Spraypark Case


SYRACUSE, NY – Attorneys for Marler Clark and Underberg & Kessler, who jointly represent over 250 victims of the Seneca Lake Spraypark Cryptosporidium outbreak in a class action lawsuit, will appear before the State of New York Court of Claims in Syracuse on Wednesday, October 5, at 11:00 a.m. The attorneys will argue that the State of New York should provide notice of a potential claim to all persons exposed to the gastrointestinal parasite Cryptosporidium from water at the Spraypark in June, July, and August, 2005.

The New York State Department of Health reported that nearly 4,000 illnesses were associated with visits to the Seneca Lake Spraypark in Geneva, NY, or contact with individuals who became ill with cryptosporidiosis after visiting the Spraypark, during the outbreak.

“If the Court signs this Order, the State of New York will be responsible for notifying everyone who contacted the Dept. of Health regarding their illness that a class action lawsuit has been filed, and that they are eligible to join the lawsuit,” said attorney Paul Nunes. “This is an important Order because time is running out for individuals to file claims on their own.”

Paul Nunes, a partner with Underberg & Kessler, LLP, a Rochester, NY firm, will be available for comment at the Court of Claims, 205 South Salina Street, in Syracuse after the hearing. William Marler, managing partner of Marler Clark, LLP, PS, a Seattle law firm, will be available for comment at 206-346-1890 or via satellite feed from local Seattle television stations.

More about the Seneca Lake State Park spraypark cryptosporidium outbreak can be found in the Case News area of this site.