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E. coli Lawsuit Filed


October 15, 2003

SAN DIEGO--Marler Clark, the Seattle law firm nationally recognized for its successful representation of E. coli victims, and Keeney, Waite & Stevens, a respected San Diego law firm, filed a lawsuit today on behalf of Christopher and Karie Galindo, and their daughter, Kayce, who is suffering from a severe E. coli O157:H7 infection after consuming contaminated lettuce at Pat & Oscar's on September 28. The lawsuit was filed against Gold Coast Produce and Family Tree Produce in San Diego County Superior Court.

Approximately forty people, including Kayce Galindo, became ill with E. coli infections in late September and early October after consuming lettuce at different Pat & Oscar's restaurants. Several school children became ill after consuming contaminated lettuce served in their school lunches. Marler Clark and Keeney, Waite, & Stevens have been retained by over a dozen victims.

"This is the second E. coli outbreak linked to contaminated lettuce in two years," said William Marler, managing partner of Marler Clark. "It is outrageous that produce suppliers are not taking proper precautions to keep our food supply safe. Something must be done to protect our children from being served food laced with deadly pathogens."

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