Tracing Mad Cow Makes Litigation Unlikely


Marler Clark associate attorneys Dave Babcock and Drew Falkenstein co-authored an article on litigation resulting from bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow) contamination for the March 2006 edition of the King County Bar Association's Bar Bulletin. The authors address the question of whether Mad Cow litigation is imminent head-on, stating, "It is difficult, at least in part due to the lengthy incubation period of the disease, to accurately assess the threat that BSE presents both in the U.S. and globally. Litigation to address individual cases of BSE is not imminent, and frankly can only come too late for the individual involved."

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