Kroger, Food Cos. Settle Suit Over Deadly Tainted Cantaloupe

Law360, New York (February 10, 2015, 9:05 PM EST) -- The Kroger Co., food safety auditor Primus Group Inc. and distributor Frontera Produce Ltd. have resolved claims in a wrongful death suit over a 2011 listeria outbreak from tainted cantaloupe that killed at least 30 people, according to court documents filed Tuesday.

In a filing in Louisiana federal court, plaintiff Allen Gilbert said that the "parties have resolved all claims, contingent on the execution of final settlement documents, including settlement agreements and releases." He filed the suit in October 2012 on behalf of his wife Frances Gilbert, who fell sick after she purchased a tainted cantaloupe from Kroger and died at age 80...

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