About E. coli

From the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of E. coli and other foodborne illness outbreaks.

About E. coli Blog

Grimmway Farms Sues Over Loss Of Its Carrot Crop To Neighbor’s Sheep

Fernando and Yvonne Iturriria are neighbors of Grimmway Farms outside Bakersfield, CA. They raise sheep next door to Grimmway Farms, which grows carrots.

After the sheep recently got into the carrots, Grimmway Farms destroyed 75 acres out of concern that sheep droppings might have left the carrots contaminated with E. coli or some other food-borne illness.

Now Grimmway Enteprises Inc. of Bakersfield, CA has filed a lawsuit against the Iturririas for $230,059,34 in damages plus attorney’s fees.

A hearing is planned for July 14 in Kern County Superior Court.


Connect with Marler Clark


1012 First Avenue
Fifth Floor
Seattle, WA 98104


M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Pacific

Call toll free:

1 (800) 884-9840

If you have questions about foodborne illness, your rights or the legal process, we’d be happy to answer them for you.