Seattle Law Firm Files Two New E. coli Lawsuits Against Bravo Farms


Two more lawsuits were filed today on behalf of Phoenix, Arizona residents sickened in the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to gouda cheese. As with the lawsuit filed Monday on behalf of Annette Sutfin, the plaintiffs in today’s filings are represented by Marler Clark, LLP, a Seattle-based law firm that specializes in representing victims of E. coli outbreaks.

Today’s lawsuits bring the total number of filed cases against Bravo Farms Cheeses, LLC, a California company, to three. The suits are on behalf of a Phoenix-area woman, and the family of a Phoenix-area child who both became ill after eating samples of Bravo Farms Dutch Style Gouda Cheese during the “cheese road show” held at various Costco locations in October. Both the woman and child were hospitalized.

“My suspicion is that we will see more illnesses and lawsuits arise from this outbreak,” said Drew Falkenstein, attorney for the plaintiffs. “Public health departments nationally—and most of all in Arizona, Colorado, and the CDC—have done a first-rate job of detective work in this outbreak.”

THE MARLER CLARK FOOD SAFETY ATTORNEYS have been representing victims of E. coli and other foodborne illness outbreaks nationwide for nearly 20 years. The firm sponsors the informational Website about E. coli: www.about-ecoli.com.

VIDEO: Marler Clark managing partner Bill Marler discusses E. coli O157:H7 infections.

For more information about the lawsuit, contact Suzanne Schreck at 206-346-1888 or sschreck@marlerclark.com.