A California resident has filed a strict liability lawsuit against a food retailer and the Oregon-based company that produced a frozen organic fruit mix allegedly implicated in a widespread Hepatitis A outbreak. Brackenridge v. Townsend Farms Corp., No. BC510633 (Cal. Super. Ct., Los Angeles Cnty., filed June 3, 2013). According to the complaint, Lynda Brackenridge contracted the disease after purchasing the frozen fruit blend and remains hospitalized in isolation and in guarded condition. Seeking past and future economic and non-economic damages in excess of $25,000, court costs and interest, the plaintiff also alleges negligence and breach of implied warranties.
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Suit filed in California over Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen organic fruit
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