Press Releases


Browse Marler Clark press releases dating back to 1998. Topics cover a broad range of topics including announcements that lawsuits have been filed or settlements reached, and calls on food industry groups and government to improve the safety of our food supply.


Attorney and Food Safety Expert William Marler Warns of Long-Term Salmonella Complications

In the wake of a 59-person Salmonella outbreak linked to Corinth, Mississippi-based Don Julio Mexican Restaurant, food poisoning attorney William Marler is warning of the...

Attorney Bill Marler Calls on City of Opelika to Pay E. coli Victims’ Healthcare Costs

E. coli lawyer Bill Marler is asking that the City of Opelika, Alabama pay the medical expenses for victims of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak...

Attorney Bill Marler on Cheese Recall for Listeria: “Pasteurization is not a Guarantee of Safety"

“We focus so much attention on preventing foodborne illness by pasteurizing milk and cheeses. This is a good reminder that just post-pasteurization contamination is as...

Attorney Bill Marler Sends Poisoned to Nation’s Capital

In an effort to bring attention to the need for improved food safety regulations, Bill Marler sent a copy of the new book Poisoned: The...

Attorney Calls on Wendy's to Pay all Victims' Medical Bills

William Marler called on Wendy’s corporate leaders “to do the right thing and immediately pay all the victim’s medical bills related to E. coli illnesses...

Attorney for E. coli Victims: Canada-California Leafy Greens Connection is Strong

After learning that an E. coli outbreak in Canada in late December and early January was likely caused by fresh produce, lawyer Bill Marler—who has...

Attorney for hepatitis victims cautions against assuming green onions are source of hepatitis

Bill Marler cautioned consumers against attributing the outbreak of hepatitis A in Pennsylvania to consumption of green onions. Marler again called on Chi Chi’s to...

Attorney for Hepatitis Victims Responds to Chi-Chi's Press Conference Announcement

Bill Marler called on Chi-Chi’s to compensate victims of the hepatitis A outbreak traced to the Beaver Valley Mall Chi-Chi's restaurant and to repay the...

Attorney Marler Calls for Increased Transparency in Foodborne Illness Investigations

Attorney and food safety advocate Bill Marler calls for increased transparency in foodborne illness investigation and urges the CDC to identify Salmonella Sushi outbreak restaurants...

Attorney Marler Calls for Increased Transparency in Spartanburg E. coli Investigation

Citing previous instances in which government suppression of data in foodborne illness outbreaks has proven misguided, food safety expert and attorney William Marler calls on...

Attorney speaks out about recall of Salmonella-contaminated spinach

Food safety attorney Bill Marler spoke out from across the globe today after hearing that bagged spinach has once again been recalled for contamination with...

Attorney William Marler Calls for Raw Milk Warning Labels

In the wake of a 65-victim Campylobacter outbreak linked to unpasteurized (raw) milk produced by Scotland, Pennsylvania-based dairy, The Family Cow, food safety advocate and...

Attorney William Marler Recognized for Public Health Advocacy

William Marler, managing partner of Seattle-based Marler Clark, has been selected for a prestigious law award recognizing his work on behalf of a safer food...

Attorney William Marler To McDonalds: Employees Should Have Hepatitis A Vaccine

In the wake of a report linking a potential mass exposure of hepatitis A to a Northport McDonald’s restaurant, food safety expert and hepatitis A...

Attorneys Donate Scholarship Funds in Memory of Maiden High School Grad

A science scholarship has been founded at Maiden High School on behalf of Bobby "Pete" Ray Hullett, a Maiden High graduate who died in 200...

Attorneys for Spraypark victims seek certification for class action lawsuit

Marler Clark filed a motion Friday for certification of a class action lawsuit against the State of New York Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historical...

Attorneys' Fees Donated to local High School for Scholarships

Marler Clark donated $15,000 to Joseph Case High School in Swansea, Massachusetts, for scholarships. The check was a portion of attorneys’ fees from a class-action...

Backgrounder: Unpasteurized Juice

On August 28, 1997, the FDA published a notice of intent that would require all unpasteurized or untreated juices to be labeled with a warning...

Bagged "Pre-Washed" Lettuce: Is Convenience Worth the Risk?

At least 23 Minnesotans were ill with E. coli O157:H7 infections after eating bagged, pre-washed lettuce. 245,000 bags of lettuce were recalled for potential E...

Benton Restaurant Sued by Salmonella Outbreak Victim

Marler Clark filed a Salmonella lawsuit against Santa Fe Foods, owner of the Café Santa Fe restaurant in Benton, Arkansas. The lawsuit was filed on...

Berry Producer Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak Sued Again in San Diego; Case Count Climbs to 99

Marler Clark, Gordon & Holmes and Keeney, Waite & Stevens filed a second lawsuit against Oregon berry producer Townsend Farms today in San Diego County...

Bill Marler Offers Assistance in Japan E. coli Outbreak

American food poisoning attorney and food safety advocate William Marler is offering assistance to Japanese lawyers of victims of the recent E. coli outbreak that...

Bill Marler Receives Seattle University Professional Achievement Award

On Tuesday April 5, 2011 Bill Marler will receive the 2011 Seattle University Professional Achievement Award at the Alumni Achievement Awards Celebration. Marler earned his...

Bill Marler to Sprout Industry: Face Reality, Sprouts Can Sicken and Kill

Food safety attorney and advocate Bill Marler is calling on the sprout industry to take steps to protect consumers from the increased risks associated with...

Bill Marler Urges UK Adoption of US Petting Zoo Guidelines to Prevent E. coli Outbreaks

News that a large and growing outbreak of highly toxic E. coli O157:H7 linked to the Gladstone Farm and Playbarn in Surrey, England has led...