Cargill Can't Shake Counterclaims In E. Coli Suit

Law360, New York (June 7, 2012, 5:15 PM EDT) -- A Nebraska federal judge on Thursday refused to toss an Omaha beef packing company's counterclaim against Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. in a breach of contract suit brought by Cargill and its insurer over E. coli-tainted meat that forced a 2007 recall.

U.S. District Judge Lyle E. Strom denied Cargill's motion to toss Greater Omaha Packing Co. Inc.'s counterclaim of tortious interference stemming from allegedly false information about the company supplied by Cargill's representatives to the New York Times. Greater Omaha claims existing and potential customers that...
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