I spoke with Jeff Elder of the Charlotte Observer yesterday afternoon during a break in mediation in Minnesota of nearly 20 E. coli-related illnesses:

The scary goat-slaughter E. coli story is getting attention from national experts. “This is the most bizarre case I’ve seen in 15 years of doing food-poisoning cases,” Bill Marler, a Seattle attorney who specializes in this stuff, told me on the phone.

Over the last few years, I have done several E. coli and Salmonella cases in North Carolina.  We represented a couple of dozen folks sickened by Salmonella in Spruce Pine, several kids in Robeson and are still litigating an E. coli case involving the outbreak at the North Carolina State Fair.