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Class Action Lawsuit filed Against Friendly’s

BOSTON — A class action lawsuit was filed Friday in Middlesex Superior Court against Friendly’s International, Inc., the owner of the Friendly’s restaurant located at 105 Broadway in Arlington. Marler Clark, the Seattle food safety law firm, and Sabra & Aspden, a Somerset law firm, filed the lawsuit on behalf of named plaintiff, Frederick Foster, and all others who were forced to receive Immune Globulin shots after being exposed to the hepatitis A virus at Friendly’s.

The “shot class” includes all persons who were exposed to the hepatitis A virus as a direct result of either their consumption of food that was manufactured and sold by Friendly’s, or their exposure to persons who were infected with the hepatitis A virus after consuming hepatitis A-contaminated food at Friendly’s.

“Thousands of people waited in line for hours to receive Immune Globulin (Ig) shots to prevent becoming ill with hepatitis A infection,” said William Marler, managing partner of Marler Clark. “Filing a class action makes sense in that people who received shots had similar injuries: lost wages, medical and travel expenses, and emotional distress related to the fear of becoming infected.”

Continue reading Class Action Lawsuit filed Against Friendly’s on the Marler Clark site.

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