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.


Bill Marler's top Ten Food Safety Stories of 2008

Food safety advocate and attorney Bill Marler (of Seattle foodborne illness powerhouse Marler Clark) polled his wide range of contacts in the food safety community...

Boston E. coli Illnesses Appear be Part of Multi-State Outbreak

An outbreak of the highly toxic strain of E. coli O157:H7 in the Boston area appears to be part of a multi-state outbreak that has...

Boy Scout Sickened by E. coli-Tainted Meat Sues S & S Foods

A Boy Scout who was infected by E. coli O157:H7 while attending camp in Virginia filed suit today in the Circuit Court of Rockbridge County...

California Couple Sues Cheese Importer after Mother’s Illness, Child’s Premature Birth

A lawsuit was filed against Forever Cheese, Inc., The Aniata Cheese Co., and Cookbook Los Angeles—the cheese importer, distributor and retailer whose Marte brand Frescolina...

California Woman Who Ate Frozen Berries Sues Townsend Farms Over Hepatitis A

A lawsuit was filed today in San Diego County Superior Court (Case No. 37-2013-00051417-CU-PL-CTL) against Townsend Farms, the company whose Townsend Farms Organic Anti-oxidant Blend...

Cantaloupe Listeria Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Louisiana Victim’s Family

The attorneys of the Seattle-based Food Safety Law Firm, Marler Clark, and McMichael, Medlin, D'Anna, Wedgeworth & Lafargue filed a Listeria lawsuit against Frontera Produce...

Carl's Jr. February 2000 Hepatitis A Outbreak Class Action

All those who were exposed to hepatitis A during the February 2000 outbreak and who received the immuno globulin (IG) treatment to guard against infection...

Castleberry’s should pay botulism victims’ medical bills, attorney says

Bill Marler, an attorney who has represented thousands of victims of foodborne illness outbreaks, including victims of botulism poisoning, called on Castleberry’s, the company whose...

Chi-Chi’s class action settlement checks on the way; Attorneys’ fees donated to local high schoo

4,991 individuals who obtained immune globulin shots for immunization during the November 2003 hepatitis A outbreak associated with the Chi Chi’s restaurant in Beaver County...

Chicago Man Sickened by Salmonella Pepper Salami Files Lawsuit

A lawsuit was filed today against Daniele International Inc. in an ongoing nationwide outbreak of Salmonella linked to pepper salami. The lawsuit also names Wholesome...

Children Stricken with E. coli Sue Meat Companies

E. coli lawsuits were filed November 3, 2009 in Plymouth County Superior Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on behalf of two children who recently...

Chili's insurance company trying to settle Salmonella outbreak claims

Several people injured as part of the Chili’s salmonella outbreak report being directed to the restaurant’s insurance company, Liberty Mutual, for the possible settlement of...

Civil Suit Filed Against Man Accused of Vehicular Homicide, Hit and Run

Marler Clark filed a lawsuit against a 29-year-old Olympia, Washington, resident who was charged with the November 2, 2003 death of a 47-year-old Kirkland, Washington...

Class Action Lawsuit filed Against Bartaco Port Chester

A class action lawsuit was filed in Westchester County Supreme Court against Barteca Restaurants, LLC, specifically the Bartaco Port Chester, LLC. Marler Clark, the Seattle...

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Chili's; Punitive Damages Sought

Marler Clark filed a class action lawsuit against Brinker Restaurant Corporation, the owner of the Vernon Hills Chili’s restaurant where hundreds were sickened as a...

Class Action Lawsuit filed Against Friendly's

A class action lawsuit was filed against Friendly’s International, Inc., the owner of the Friendly’s restaurant located at 105 Broadway in Arlington, Massachusetts. Marler Clark...

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against New York Office of State Parks

Marler Clark filed a class action complaint against the New York Office of State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The lawsuit, which was filed in...

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Olive Garden in Fayetteville, NC

Marler Clark has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of people who had to receive hepatitis A shots in the wake of a hepatitis...

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Wyndham Hotels over Salmonella Outbreak

Marler Clark filed a lawsuit against Wyndham International on behalf of all individuals who became ill after being infected with Salmonella during a three-week long...

Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Salmonella Cases by Marler Clark

Marler Clark filed a nationwide class action lawsuit on behalf of all persons sickened and injured by unpasteurized orange juice contaminated with a rare strain...

Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Washington State Accuses Nationwide of Unfair and Deceptive Practices

A lawsuit accused Nationwide of “an unlawful and deceptive scheme” in which it threatened uninsured motorists with license suspension while pretending to collect money on...

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Today in King County Superior Court Against Malt-O-Meal

The parents of 2-year-old Amelie Hinson and 17-month-old Kevin Keogh filed a class action lawsuit in Washington State Court against Malt-O-Meal, the company that recalled...

Class Action Lawsuit to be Filed against Houlihan’s Friday

A class action lawsuit will be filed on January 26th against Houlihan’s, the Geneva, Illinois, restaurant where a food worker was diagnosed with hepatitis A...

Class action status granted in Spraypark case

A class action lawsuit filed against the State of New York was certified today. The class certification ruling allows all persons who were damaged as...

Colorado Child Sickened by E. coli Cookie Dough Files Lawsuit

An E. coli lawsuit was filed today on behalf of a Denver-area child who became gravely ill with E. coli O157:H7 after eating refrigerated Nestle...