WINDSOR, ON, Oct. 24 /CNW/ - A class action was commenced today on behalf
of all people who ate at Harvey's in North Bay, Ontario between September 12,
2008 and October 12, 2008. The lawsuit alleges that the defendant is liable
for causing the outbreak. As a result of the outbreak, at least 207 people
became ill with symptoms of E.coli.
The plaintiffs are represented by Harvey Strosberg and Sharon Strosberg
of Sutts, Strosberg LLP and Glyn Hotz of Hotz Lawyers.
Mr. Strosberg said, "The allegations in this lawsuit are a perfect
example of the food safety issues that confront Canadians today. The goal of
this lawsuit is not only to obtain compensation for individuals affected by
this outbreak, but also to ensure that the food service industry pays
attention to crucial issues concerning food inspection and safety."
Sutts, Strosberg LLP is one of Canada's leading class action law firms.
The firm has a specialty in class actions regarding contaminated food and
water. Sutts, Strosberg LLP was co-counsel in a groundbreaking settlement for
compensation from the Ontario government for Walkerton residents as a result
of the E. coli contaminated water problem in May 2000. Sutts, Strosberg LLP is
currently co-counsel in a proposed class action against Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
in respect of the recent listeriosis outbreak.
Hotz Lawyers is currently prosecuting class actions involving other
infectious disease outbreaks, including Hepatitis B and C at The Scarborough
Hospital, salmonella involving bean sprouts from Sun Wah Trading Inc.,
listeriosis involving meat products from Maple Leaf Foods Inc., and the
Legionnaires' Disease outbreak at Seven Oaks Home for the Aged.
For further information please visit www.harveysclassaction.ca
For further information:
For further information: Sharon Strosberg, Sutts, Strosberg LLP, (519)
561-6294; Glyn Hotz, Hotz Lawyers, (416) 754-9962 x244