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Marler and Nunes Team up on E. coli Cases

Law firms at opposite ends of the country are looking into the recent E. coli outbreak in the Rochester area.

Paul V. Nunes, a partner in the Rochester office of Underberg & Kessler LLP, said he met Monday night with the family of a local victim.

“We have been contacted by a young Rochester woman who was one of the ones who was hospitalized in this outbreak,” said Bill Marler of the Washington firm Marler Clark, a national law firm dedicated to representing victims of food poisoning. “I understand she was called by Wegmans. She purchased the product there, tested positive and the health department informed her she is part of the outbreak.”

The firms are investigating individuals who have potential legal claims stemming from the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to a leafy green product packaged for Wegmans at State Garden Inc. of Chelsea, Mass.

For the full story see, “E. coli Outbreak Could Result in Lawsuits.”