Case Number: No. 03-2334

Practice Area: Environmental Law & Public Health

Case Status: Settled

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Berger Montague served as counsel in a consolidation of wrongful death and other catastrophic personal injury cases brought against two manufacturers of turkey products, arising out of an 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, obtained by Executive Shareholder Shanon J. Carson, 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.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of food poisoning, or suffered any serious personal injury, please contact Berger Montague.

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