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CLE: FOOD & BEVERAGE LITIGATION
July 25, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Outbreaks of food poisoning and food-related illness seem to pop up and make headlines at least a few times every year. Learn the basics of food poisoning claims, including what legal theories can form the basis for a lawsuit, how to prove a food poisoning case, and who to sue.
Mr. Doerrer will be speaking about food injury cases, and will discuss:
- Selected Food Illness Outbreaks—Jack in the Box (1993); PCA Peanut Butter (2009).
- Theories of Liability: Strict Liability; Breach of Warranty; Negligence; Negligence Per Se
- For negligence cases, use codes, regulations, ordinances, and other standards to establish the standard of care
- Possible Defendants: Producers; Distributors; Wholesalers; Retailers & Restaurants
- Sources of evidence: Health department reports; News reports; FOIA requests
o Key Evidence;
o The actual food (usually not available);
o Clusters of illness;
o Prior inspections/Complaints;
o Medical Records;
o Expert Testimony
- Possibility for Punitive Damages
- Riskiest Foods
Stan Doerrer is a Washington, D.C., and Virginia-licensed attorney with experience in a broad range of personal injury matters. Stan is particularly interested in food injury cases, and has worked on cases involving E. coli O157, Trichinosis, and other foodborne-pathogens. Prior to working at Grenier Law Group, Stan litigated class actions on behalf of consumers nationwide. Stan is a 2005 graduate of the George Washington University Law School, and is originally from Massachusetts.