The estate and survivors of an 89-year-old woman who died after eating imported pomegranate seeds linked to a Hepatitis A outbreak have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Townsend Farms Inc., Costco Wholesale Corp. and others alleging strict liability for a product defect, negligence and breach of implied warranties. Schelitzche v. Townsend Farms Inc., No. BC576437 (Cal. Super. Ct., Los Angeles Cnty., filed March 23, 2015). The complaint details the 2013 outbreak of Hepatitis A virus, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local health agencies apparently traced to 3-pound bags of Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend frozen berries sold at Costco. The plaintiffs seek wrongful-death and survival damages and other general, punitive and exemplary damages. While the plaintiffs’ suit is the first to claim wrongful-death damages, details of other lawsuits stemming from the same Hepatitis A outbreak appear in Issues 486 and 489 of this Update.