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Judge Grants Approval Of $12M Settlement For Victims Of Salmonella Outbreak
Posted on 3 Sep 2010 by Christopher Bauer

LYNCHBURG, Va (Mealey's). - A federal judge in Virginia on Sept. 2 adopted a U.S. magistrate judge's report recommending the approval of a $12 million settlement to compensate people sickened by a nationwide Salmonella outbreak linked to tainted... Read More

Toxic Tort, Personal Injury Litigator Margie Searcy Alford Analyzes Salmonella Litigation
Posted on 30 Sep 2010 by Margie Searcy Alford

In this Emerging Issues Analysis, personal injury and toxic tort litigator Margie Searcy Alford looks at the most important Salmonella opinions handed down over the past several years and gives practice tips for handling these cases. Issues discussed... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Former Executives Guilty Of Food Safety Violations
Posted on 24 Sep 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Megan Fanale Engel and Cori Annapolen Goldberg On September 19th, a federal jury in Albany, GA found three former Peanut Company of America (“PCA”) executives guilty of felony charges related to food safety violations. Stewart Parnell... Read More

Lawsuit Filed In Midst Of Salmonella Outbreak
Posted on 19 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

KENOSHA Wis. - (AP) One of the 21 diners at a Kenosha restaurant sickened by a salmonella bacteria linked to contaminated eggs has filed a lawsuit. Tanja Dzinovic of Pleasant Prairie is suing the egg producer, Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, and others... Read More

Judge Recommends $12M Settlement On Bad Peanuts
Posted on 26 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND, Va. - (AP) A federal judge is recommending approval of a $12 million settlement for those sickened or killed in last year's salmonella outbreak tied to a Virginia-based peanut processor. U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski in Lynchburg... Read More

Lawmaker: A 'Disturbing Picture' Of Egg Production
Posted on 22 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Members of a House subcommittee showed photos of dead chickens, bugs and holes in hen houses on Wednesday as they prepared to question the heads of two egg farms linked to as many as 1,600 cases of salmonella poisoning this summer... Read More

Congress Calls Egg Company Owners To Testify
Posted on 26 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A House panel is calling the owners of two Iowa companies involved in a massive egg recall to testify before Congress next month. A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee will hold a hearing on the recall Sept. 14. Full version... Read More

Lawyers Say Proving Egg-Related Lawsuits Difficult
Posted on 9 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DES MOINES, Iowa - (AP) Thousands of people likely were sickened by salmonella-contaminated eggs from two Iowa companies last summer, but lawyers said far fewer have the proof needed for a successful lawsuit and most cases filed will be settled out of... Read More

Egg Tycoon Apologizes For Salmonella
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (UPI) An egg tycoon whose business has been linked to the U.S. salmonella outbreak told a congressional panel Wednesday his family failed to adapt to growth. Austin "Jack" DeCoster, testifying before a House Energy and Commerce... Read More

New Food Safety Law Protects Whistleblowers
Posted on 14 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) Food industry workers who become whistleblowers gained protection against retaliation from their employers with a little-noticed provision in the sweeping food safety law President Barack Obama signed last month. The Food Safety and... Read More

Lawsuit Claims Ohio Woman Victim Of Taco Bell Salmonella Outbreaks
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio - An Ohio victim of the Salmonella outbreaks linked to Taco Bell filed a food poisoning lawsuit in the Court of Common Pleas of Scioto County, Ohio, on Aug. 16 ( Tammy Hale, et al. vs. Yum Brands Inc., et al. , No. 10CIC00032, Ohio Comm... Read More