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SEATTLE, WA (December 12, 2007) – A lawsuit was filed today against ConAgra, the company whose Banquet pot pies were identified as the source of a Salmonella outbreak in October. The lawsuit was filed in Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin on behalf of Malone, Wisconsin, resident Eric Mand, who ate a Banquet pot pie in September and became ill with a Salmonella infection. Mr. Mand is represented by Marler Clark, the Seattle law firm dedicated to representing victims of foodborne illness. 

In the complaint, attorneys allege that Mr. Mand consumed a Banquet pot pie in mid-September and became ill with severe gastrointestinal symptoms in the following days. Mr. Mand sought medical treatment at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac for symptoms of Salmonella infection on September 18 and 19. He submitted a stool specimen that tested positive for Salmonella serotype I 4,[5],12:i:-, the outbreak strain of Salmonella. Mr. Mand required follow-up medical treatment related to his Salmonella infection on September 27. 

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