The firm served as counsel in a consolidation of wrongful death
and other catastrophic injury cases brought against two
manufacturers of turkey products, arising out of a 2002 outbreak of
Listeria Monocytogenes in the Northeastern United States, which
resulted in the recall of over 32 million pounds of turkey - the
second largest meat recall in U.S. history at that time. A
significant opinion issued in the case is Drayton v.
Pilgrim's Pride Corp., 472 F.Supp.2d 638 (E.D. Pa. 2006)
(denying the defendants' motions for summary judgment and applying
the alternative liability doctrine). All of the cases settled
on confidential terms in 2006.
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