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Two new Salmonella lawsuits filed against Chili’s


CHICAGO—Marler Clark, the Seattle law firm that represents nearly fifty victims of the Chili’s Salmonella outbreak, has filed two additional lawsuits against Brinker Restaurant Corporation, the parent company of the Vernon Hills Chili’s restaurant where hundreds were sickened a year ago as a result of eating contaminated food. The lawsuits were filed Monday in Federal Court on behalf of Matt and Anna Miller, residents of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, and Elizabeth Pusch, a resident of Vernon Hills, Illinois.

“If you would have asked me nine months ago whether we’d still be filing lawsuits on behalf of the victims of the Chili’s salmonella outbreak, I would have said ‘What? Are you crazy?’” said Denis Stearns, the Marler Clark partner handling the Chili’s outbreak litigation. “But here we are at the one-year anniversary of the Chili’s outbreak, with the Vernon Hills Chili’s now-closed due to sales that appear to have never recovered, and probably 100 victims still uncompensated, and without even an apology. I guess I was the crazy one for believing that Chili’s wanted to do what was right by people like Elizabeth Pusch, and Matt and Anna Miller.”

The Millers’ Story: On June 26, 2003, approximately one week before their wedding, Matt and Anna Miller made the fateful choice to eat at the Vernon Hills Chili’s. Not long after, they began to suffer painful abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and high fevers, symptoms of Salmonella infection.

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