Second lawsuit filed by victims of national Salmonella outbreak traced to peanut butter

A New York family filed suit against ConAgra this afternoon in United States District Court for the Western District of New York. The lawsuit was filed by Marler Clark, the Seattle law firm that filed a similar lawsuit on behalf of a Missouri family early Friday, and Rochester, New York, attorney Paul Nunes. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit are Nicolas Avalone and Tracy Hubright of Ontario, New York.

Peanut butter manufacturer sued by Missouri family

A Salmonella lawsuit was filed Friday in Missouri against ConAgra, the Omaha, Nebraska-based food company whose Georgia peanut butter plant was traced as the source of a Salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Buchannan County, Missouri, couple and their two children. The family is represented by Seattle-based Marler Clark, the Seattle law firm that has represented thousands of victims of foodborne illness outbreaks, and Springfield, Missouri-based Aleshire, Robb & Sivils.