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Judge Allows Plaintiffs In Salmonella Outbreak To Sue Companies

In an article yesterday by the Associated Press, I said I no longer plan to sue Sheetz, the convenience store chain who sickened over 400 people with salmonella-tainted tomatoes. But I’m still planning to sue Coronet Foods, the bankrupt company which supplied the tomatoes. A bankruptcy judge signed an order Wednesday allowing Coronet to be sued.
More than 400 people were sickened last year in Pennsylvania and eight other states after eating tomatoes served at Sheetz stores.
As I told the AP, most claims will be for less than $100,000 to cover medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.