Most Suits Over Listeria-Tainted Cantelope Settled

Law360, New York (March 11, 2015, 10:06 PM EDT) -- A Colorado state judge on Wednesday approved settlements in wrongful death suits stemming from a 2011 listeria outbreak from tainted cantaloupe that killed more than 30 people and sickened 147, ending the majority of the litigation over the outbreak.

Arapahoe County Judge Charles Pratt dismissed 24 of the 26 wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits consolidated in multidistrict litigation on the Colorado state level, remanding one case to a Texas court. The other case, according to the dismissal order, regards a minor and its dismissal will be left to a probate court. The terms of the settlement are confidential, according to...

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