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Lawsuits Build Against Nebraska Beef as New Recall is Announced

PRESS RELEASE

August 11 2008

A second Georgia lawsuit arising from E. coli tainted meat sourced from Nebraska Beef Ltd. was filed Friday, just as the beef processing company recalled another 1.2 million pounds of contaminated meat, bringing the total recalled in the last thirty days to over 6 million pounds. The complaint was filed against Nebraska Beef Ltd. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Valdosta Division on behalf of Lillie Ruth and Theron Richter of Colquitt County, GA. The plaintiffs are represented by Marler Clark, a Seattle law firm dedicated to representing victims of foodborne illness, and by Albany attorney F. Faison Middleton, IV of Watson, Spence, Lowe & Chambless, LLP.

“The first priority is to help these families with their medical bills, lost employment, and long-term care,” said William Marler, the Richter’s attorney. “However, Nebraska Beef and other meat processors need to realize that the customers they poison will not sit by and wait for the next recall. It is clear that the beef industry has dropped the reins on its food safety protocols—there has been a new E. coli outbreak every week somewhere in the US, and that means more families grappling with these life-threatening and life-altering illnesses. It has to stop.”

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