JPML Won't Tie Up Fairbank, Greater Omaha E. Coli Suits

Law360, Chicago (April 18, 2012, 1:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Tuesday declined to centralize in Maine three lawsuits alleging Fairbank Reconstruction Corp. and Greater Omaha Packing Co. Inc. are liable for contaminated ground beef that caused an E. coli outbreak in 2009.

Fairbank, which does business as Fairbank Farms, asked the JPML in January to transfer two of the cases brought by people who say they were sickened by the beef now pending in the District of Connecticut over to the District of Maine, where a third case...
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