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2002 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.

Thirty-Five Western Sizzlin Salmonella Lawsuits Filed


Marler Clark filed 35 lawsuits against the Western Sizzlin Corporation on behalf of victims of salmonella poisoning. The complaint sought compensation for damages resulting from a salmonella outbreak in April, 2002 at the Western Sizzlin in Spruce Pine, North Carolina.

More Families File Lawsuits over E. coli Poisoning


Marler Clark filed lawsuits on behalf of two more Wooster, Ohio, families whose children contracted E. coli O157:H7 after eating at the King Garden restaurant in Wooster. One of the children developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and suffered kidney failure.

Lawsuit filed against Emmpak, Cargill


Marler Clark filed a lawsuit against Emmpak Foods, Inc., a subsidiary of Cargill, Inc., on behalf of a Neenah, Wisconsin, couple. Health officials called a leftover hamburger found in the couple’s refrigerator the “miracle burger” because it enabled them to trace the infections to Emmpak ground beef through genetic testing.

E. coli Suit Filed Against King Garden Buffet


Marler Clark filed a lawsuit against the King Garden Restaurant in Wooster, Ohio, on behalf of a 2-year-old girl who developed an E. coli O157:H7 infection after eating at the restaurant.

Food Safety Attorneys Call on Emmpak to Release Test Results


Marler Clark called on Emmpak Foods Inc. to release all inspection records and microbiological test results related to the operation of its Peck Meats plant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after an E. coli outbreak sickened dozens of consumers.

Lightning Strikes Emmpak and Excel again - and again


The deadly E. coli O157:H7 bacteria struck again – sickening at least 59 people in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois. The outbreak occured at the end of the Milwaukee Sizzler restaurant E. coli outbreak litigation, after a summer plagued with ground beef recalls, and just days after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a major policy shift in its Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) testing procedures.

Consumer Responsibility


“The Meat Industry can not assure the public that the meat we buy is not contaminated. So, instead of finding a way to get cattle feces out of our meat, they blame parents (and presumably all the teenagers that work at all the burger joints in America) when children get sick,” said Bill Marler in this Opinion-Editorial.

E. coli Attorney Calls for Increased Precautions at Fairs


Bill Marler called on County and State fairs that have petting zoos to increase their vigilance during fair season during an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at the Lane County Fair in Oregon.

More People Infected with Salmonella after Attending Tournament at Brook-Lea


At least 89 people who attended a golf tournament at the Brook-Lea Country Club in Rochester, New York, were infected with salmonella while attending functions at Brook-Lea in June and July, 2002.

Four steps to safer food


An opinion-editorial by Bill Marler starts: “This summer, scores of Americans, most of them small children or senior citizens, have already or will become deathly ill after eating ground beef boldly labeled ‘USDA approved.’”

Food Safety Attorney Calls for Increased Research to Make Salad Safe


Bill Marler called on the FDA to fund research on how to make salad safe to be consumed by the public. This, after the FDA issued a nationwide warning to consumers not to consume Spokane Produce brand Romaine lettuce because it was associated with the E. coli O157:H7 illnesses of 29 cheerleaders who attended a summer camp at Eastern Washington University.

Food Safety Advocate Demands Reform of Inspection and Meat Recall system


Bill Marler demanded that legislators and government officials begin an immediate examination of the meat recall system, which failed consumers who became ill after eating tainted beef from meat processor, ConAgra.

Health Department Report Raises Serious Questions About the Wyndham Hotel’s Sick Leave Policy


The Texas State Department of Health concluded that over 3,000 people were exposed to Salmonella Enteritidis while guests of the Wyndham Anatole Hotel during a three-week period beginning in March and continuing through most of April. The DOH determined that salsa prepared by an infected employee was the likely source of the Salmonella outbreak.

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 outbreak at the Wyndham Anatole in Dallas, Texas.

Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of 84-year-old Washington State Resident Sickened with Salmonella


A lawsuit was filed today against I. Kunik Co., a foreign distributor of cantaloupes to grocery chains throughout the United States, on behalf of Harold Elli. Mr. Elli, an 84-year-old Klickitat County, Washington, resident, became seriously ill with salmonella after consuming contaminated Susie brand cantaloupe, which was provided by the defendant. Marler Clark, the Seattle-based law firm nationally known for its successful litigation of cases involving food borne illness, filed the complaint.

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