Sara Lee Litigation

Sara Lee Sued Over Meats - Chicago Sun-Times - December 31, 1998

More Deaths Reported in Bil Mar Meat Probe, A Lawsuit Would Force Bil Mar To Pay For Treatment Of Those Sickened By Tainted Meat - The Grand Rapids Press - January 8, 1999

Sara Lee and Bil Mar Cited for Contaminated Meats - The Chicago Crusader - January 9, 1999

Sara Lee; Firm to Stop Destroying Recalled Meats - Chicago Tribune - January 14, 1999

Death Toll At 12 From Meat Traced To Sara Lee Michigan Plant - Chicago Tribune - January 15, 1999

Sara Lee Accused of Interfering With Chicago Ridge Man’s Lawsuit - Daily Southtown - January 22, 1999

Death to Bacteria Haunting - The August Chronicle - January 23, 1999

Eight Deaths From Contaminated Meat - Broiler Industry - February 1999

Unclean Conditions Cited at Meat Plant - Jackson Citizen Patriot - February 3, 1999

Tainted Hot Dogs Spur First Lawsuit - Times - February 3, 1999

Sara Lee Faces Suit Over Bacteria Death - Chicago Sun Times - February 3, 1999

Lawsuit Filed After Listeria-Related Death - Midland Daily News - February 3, 1999

Another Suit In Meat Outbreak: Sara Lee Moving Some Products Out Of Michigan Plant - Chicago Tribune - February 02, 1999

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over Tainted Meat - Dothan Eagle - February 4, 1999

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over Bad Meat - Daily Union - February 4, 1999

Wrongful Death suit Filed Because of Unclean Conditions at Bil Mar Foods - Detroit Legal News - February 4, 1999

Michigan Meat Processor is Sued Over Woman’s Death - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - February 4, 1999

Lawsuit: Bil Mar to Blame for Death - Herald-Times - February 4, 1999

Lawsuit Targets Sara Lee Corp. - Independent - February 4, 1999

Lawsuit Alleges Unclean Conditions at Meat Plant - Republic - February 4, 1999

Allegations Raised Over Bil Mar Plant - Bryan Times - February 4, 1999

Sara Lee Covered for Listeria Claims - Business Insurance - February 8, 1999

Man Sues Sara Lee Corp. Over His Wife’s Death - Dominion Post - February 08, 1999

Listeria Lawsuits Filed - National Law Journal - February 15, 1999

Listeria Suits Could Snowball: Lawyers Aim for Class-Action Status - Detroit Free Press - February 17, 1999

Lawyers to See Bil Mar Plant - Bay City Times - February 24, 1999

Attorneys to Inspect Bil Mar Meat Plant - City & Region/The Grand Rapids Press - February 24, 1999

Plantiffs’ Lawyer, Experts Inspect Bil Mar Meat Plant. Death Toll From Tainted Products Rises to 14 People - Times Herald - March 3, 1999

Listeria Lawyer Criticizes Parts of Bil Mar Plant - Muskegon Chronicle - March 3, 1999

Lawyer Tours Meat Packing Plant - Kalamazoo Gazette - March 3, 1999

Lawyer Looks Through Bil Mar Plant - The Holland Sentinel - March 3, 1999

After Inspection, Attorney Slams ‘Unsanitary’ Bil Mar Meat Plant - The Grand Rapids Press - March 3, 1999

Partial Restate at Sara Lee Plant Michigan Unit Taking ‘Unprecedented’ Safety Steps - Chicago Tribune - March 4, 1999

Listeria-Case Lawyer Leads Bil Mar Tour - Free Press Consumer Affairs Writer - March 5, 1999

Lawyer in Tainted-Meat Litigation Leads Inspection of Processing Plant: Death Linked to Plant Increased to 14 - Cheboygan Daily Tribune - March 5, 1999

Culinary Recalls Airline Entrée - Chicago Tribune - March 5, 1999

Sara Lee Says It Can Withstand Listeria Litigation And Impact - Chicago Tribune - March 26, 1999

Listeria Cases Are Heating Up - The National Law Journal - April 26, 1999

Tougher Food Ruled Urged - June 04, 1999

Attorney Says Listeria Report Supports His Case - Holland Sentinel - June 4, 1999

Report Shows Michigan Plant Responsible For Outbreak - Daily Reporter - June 05, 1999

Sara Lee Pleads Guilty in Listeria Outbreak - (FoodNews)/PassionateAboutFood.com - June 26, 2001

Killer In Our Food - Detroit Free Press - August 24

Suits Target Sara Lee Over Food Poisoning - Chicago Tribune - January 20, 2000

SARA LEE CORP.: A Settlement is Reached in Suit Over Bad Hot Dogs - The Wall Street Journal - May 15, 2000

Sara Lee Pleads Guilty to Selling Adulterated Meat from Michigan Plant - FSNET - Knight-Ridder Tribune/N.Y. Times/Reuters/G - June 24, 2001

Sara Lee Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanors in Connection with Outbreak that Killed at Least 15 - Volume 15, Number 28 - July 9, 2001

Sara Lee Settles Listeriosis Suits - Chicago Sun-Times - July 28, 2001

Sara Lee Taking Steps to Prevent New Outbreak Spends Millions in Listeria Lawsuits and Upgrading Plant - Chicago Sun-Times - July 30, 2001

Listeria Affliction Still Pains Sara Lee Report Alleges Managers Knew Meat Tainted - Chicago Tribune - August 31, 2001

Lawyer May Ask Judge to Reopen Sara Lee Cases - Chicago Sun-Times - August 31, 2001

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