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First Lawsuit Filed in New York Spinach E. coli Case

Marler Clark and Rochester-based Underberg & Kessler filed a lawsuit Tuesday against State Garden, a Massachusetts-based company whose product was identified as the source of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak among upstate New York residents in October, 2012.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Sandra Isaac, an Ontario, NY resident who alleges she became ill with an E. coli infection after eating State Garden spinach and spring salad mix purchased from a Wegmans supermarket.  The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.

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