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Lawsuit filed against Chi Chi’s on behalf of hepatitis-A victims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 7, 2003

PITTSBURGH—Marler Clark, the Seattle law firm nationally known for successful representation of victims of foodborne illness, and Jerry Meyers, a respected Pittsburgh personal injury attorney, will file a lawsuit today on behalf of Mark and Amy Holton and their son, A.J., all of whom contracted hepatitis-A after eating at the Beaver Valley Chi Chi’s.

The lawsuit, filed in Beaver County Superior Court, alleges that Mark, Amy, and A.J. all ate at Chi Chi’s on October 4, and that Mark started experiencing symptoms of hepatitis-A infection on October 27. He went to the emergency room on November 1, and was hospitalized for two days with acute hepatitis-A. Amy and A.J. began experiencing symptoms of infection in early November, and are currently ill. The lawsuit states that Chi Chi’s had a duty to manufacture a wholesome product, free of pathogenic viruses, and that the restaurant breached that duty by serving food contaminated with hepatitis-A. The complaint seeks damages for all related medical costs, wage loss, and unspecified general damages.

“We have been contacted by at least a dozen people who contracted hepatitis-A after eating at Chi Chi’s, and we are filing this lawsuit because our clients deserve compensation for what they have gone through,” said William Marler, managing partner of Marler Clark.

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