Cases & Investigations

Drayton v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.

CASE NUMBER: No. 03-2334
CASE STATUS: Settled
COURT: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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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