ConAgra Looks To Sever Suit From Peanut Butter MDL

Law360, New York (November 11, 2009, 6:23 PM EST) -- ConAgra Foods Inc. has asked a federal judge to toss a punitive damage claim and sever a suit recently added to multidistrict litigation accusing the food giant of negligence and strict liability in its sale of salmonella-contaminated peanut butter.

ConAgra claimed in a motion filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia that the five plaintiffs in a personal injury suit joined to the MDL on Oct. 1 have failed to state a claim for punitive damages and have not established...
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