Produce Co. Seeks To Shift Blame For Taco Bell E. Coli

Law360, New York (November 14, 2011, 8:07 PM EST) -- Vegetable supplier Tanimura & Antle Inc. launched a third-party complaint in New Jersey on Thursday against a Ready Pac Produce Inc. affiliate, claiming it should be held responsible for an E. coli outbreak at Taco Bell Corp. restaurants, not Tanimura.

Tanimura fired off claims for contribution and indemnification at Ready Pac Florence Partnership in a suit originally filed by McLane Foodservice Inc.

McLane's suit blames Tanimura and Ready Pac for the defense costs, settlement payouts, loss of profit and other expenses it has incurred as a...
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