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.


Washington Resident Files Class Action Lawsuit against Berry Producer Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak

A class action lawsuit was filed today against Townsend Farms, the company whose “Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend” frozen berry and pomegranate seed mix has...

Marler Clark Applauds Costco for Responsible Corporate Citizenship On Heels of Hepatitis A Outbreak

Attorney Bill Marler commended Costco today for proactively reaching out to the warehouse chain’s customers who purchased “Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend” frozen berry and...

Marler Clark files 3rd Salmonella Lawsuit Against Holiday Inn Bordeaux

Seattle-based Marler Clark filed a third lawsuit* against the Holiday Inn Bordeaux today. The lawsuit was filed in Cumberland County Superior Court on behalf of...

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...

Marler Clark to File 2 Lawsuits Against Frozen Berry Producer Linked to Hepatitis A Scare

Marler Clark will file 2 lawsuits—one today and one tomorrow—against Townsend Farms, Inc., the company whose Townsend Farms Organic Anti-oxidant Blend has been linked to...

Lawsuits Filed Against Fayetteville Holiday Inn over Salmonella Outbreak

Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness outbreaks, and Fayetteville lawyer Steven Lawrence filed two lawsuits Tuesday against the Holiday...

Bill Marler: Holiday Inn Should Pay Victims’ Medical Bills and Lost Wages

Attorney William Marler today called on the Holiday Inn Bordeaux to provide compensation for all 44 people who became ill with Salmonella infections after eating...

Family of Canadian Woman Sues California Lettuce Supplier in U.S. District Court

The family of a Canadian woman who allegedly died after eating E. coli-contaminated lettuce sold by California-based Tanimura & Antle filed a lawsuit against the...

Marler Clark Files Class Action Lawsuit against West Village Restaurant Linked to Hepatitis A Scare

Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness outbreaks, and Underberg & Kessler, a Rochester, NY law firm, filed a class...

Marler Clark, Seattle Women Sue Ethiopian Restaurant over E. coli

Plaintiffs fell ill with E. coli infections after eating at Ambassel Restaurant in Seattle’s Central District An E. coli lawsuit was filed today against Ambassel...

William Marler Honored as Distinguished Law Graduate by Seattle University School of Law

William (Bill) Marler is one of four honorees who will receive recognition at the Seattle University School of Law 40th Anniversary Celebration next month. Marler...

Marler, Clients Praise Justice Department for Indictment of Peanut Corp. of America Officials

Bill Marler, the nation’s leading lawyer representing victims of foodborne illness outbreaks, praised the U.S. Justice Department today for indicting former Peanut Corporation of America...

Sisters Sue Macomb County Restaurant and Meat Supplier in Salmonella Case

Two Michigan-based meat suppliers and a restaurant were named as defendants in a Salmonella lawsuit brought by Seattle-based Marler Clark. The lawsuit was filed in...

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...

Niagara-Area E. coli Outbreak Victims Sue Lettuce Supplier

3rd Lawsuit filed by Marler Clark and Underberg & Kessler alleges mother- and daughter-in-law became ill with E. coli infections after eating salad supplied by...

Rochester Resident Sues Lettuce Supplier over E. coli Infection

Seattle-based Marler Clark and Rochester-Buffalo based Underberg & Kessler filed a lawsuit Tuesday against State Garden, Inc., the leafy greens supplier whose salad mix was...

Marler: State Garden Should Pay Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs and Lost Wages

William Marler, attorney for victims of the recent E. coli outbreak traced to Wegmans Organic Spinach and Spring Mix, called on Wegmans’ salad supplier, State...

Bill Marler: Sunland Should Pay Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs and Lost Wages

William Marler, attorney for victims of the recent Salmonella outbreak traced to contaminated peanut and other nut butter products manufactured by Sunland, Inc., called on...

Marler Calls for Congressional Investigation Into Shipment of Salmonella-Contaminated Nut Butter

Food safety advocate and attorney William Marler called on Congress to investigate New Mexico-based peanut and nut butter producer Sunland, Inc. on Thursday. The call...

Lettuce Supplier Sued by E. coli Victim

Marler Clark and Underberg & Kessler filed a lawsuit against State Garden on behalf of an Ontario, NY resident who fell ill with E. coli...

William Marler Comments on Actions Taken by Federal Grand Jury in PCA Case

A former employee of the Peanut Corporation of America has reportedly been subpoenaed to testify before a Federal Grand Jury in Georgia next month, causing...

Massachusetts Mother Files Salmonella Lawsuit against Sunland & Trader Joe’s

A lawsuit was filed today against Sunland, Inc. and Trader Joe’s, the manufacturer and retailer who sold Salmonella-contaminated peanut butter products that state and federal...

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...

Marler: No surprise that FDA finds Poor Sanitary Practices at Chamberlain Farms

“It is really hard to imagine that almost exactly a year after the deadliest foodborne illness outbreak in a century—one that was traced to cantaloupes—we...

Forever Cheese and Peterson Co. Sued by Seattle Woman

Marler Clark filed a lawsuit yesterday against New York-based Forever Cheese, the importer of Listeria-contaminated Marte brand Frescolina ricotta salata cheese that federal public health...