Maple Leaf To Pay $25M In Listeriosis Suits

Law360, New York (February 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Canada's Maple Leaf Foods Inc. said Monday it would fork over $25 million to settle class action claims related to products that caused an outbreak of listeriosis food poisoning that killed at least 20 people last year.

Maple Leaf said the $25 million deal, which it reached without admitting any wrongdoing, could be increased by an additional $2 million if needed to fully compensate all eligible claims.

The proposed settlement will resolve a series of class actions following an outbreak last summer of listeriosis, which can...
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