A Utah woman who claims that E. coli-tainted spinach caused her irritable bowel syndrome and subsequent chronic incapacitation has reportedly settled her lawsuit against three California-based companies. Chelsey Macey, 26, and her husband were seeking damages in excess of $5 million. A jury awarded the couple that amount in compensatory damages, but before it could consider an award for pain and suffering, the parties apparently settled. The defendants were Dole Food Co., Natural Selection Foods and Mission Organics. See KSBW.com, January 20, 2011.