A federal court in Georgia has denied a motion to sever the criminal charges filed against the former owner of the Peanut Corp. of America, linked to  a 2009 nationwide  Salmonella outbreak, from charges filed against other company employees. United States v. Parnell, No. 13cr12 (U.S. Dist. Ct., M.D. Ga., order entered  April 24, 2014). Information about a hearing conducted to assess the reliability of the defendant’s  proffered expert—retained to testify about stewart Parnell’s purported Attention Deficit  Hyperactivity Disorder— appears in Issue 517 of this Update. The court has also continued an April  28 status conference in light of a previous ruling rescheduling the trial.