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Salmonella lawsuits filed against Fern Hill Country Club

Press Release

June 29 2006

MT. CLEMENS, MI – Three lawsuits were filed Tuesday against the Fern Hill Country Club, the caterer whose pastries were traced as the source of a Salmonella outbreak among attendees at receptions held at the Macomb County Community College Performing Arts Center following two Donny Osmond concerts in April, 2005.

Plaintiffs in the lawsuits are a 91-year-old Oakland County woman who was hospitalized for five days, a 46-year-old Macomb County woman who was hospitalized for four days, and a 36-year-old Macomb County woman who went to the emergency room and sought medical attention multiple times, but was not hospitalized. The plaintiffs are represented by Marler Clark, the Seattle law firm that has successfully represented thousands of victims of foodborne illness, and Michael Heilmann, a respected Michigan attorney.

“We have worked with Fern Hill’s insurance company to try to settle these claims for nearly a year now, but they have refused to make what we consider a reasonable settlement offer,” said William Marler, managing partner of Marler Clark. “My clients deserve to be compensated for what they went through.”

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