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New Mealey title covers food liability suits.

Mealey Publications (King of Prussia, PA), a unit of LexisNexis (Dayton, OH) has begun the publication of "Mealey's Litigation Report: Food Liability," a new monthly information service that tracks the latest developments in food liability litigation. An annual subscription to the title costs $650.

Targeted to plaintiffs and defense attorneys as well as food industry executives, the monthly report covers the most notable cases of extreme food poisoning, such as the recent E.coli spinach and lettuce contaminations and the salmonella outbreak blamed on peanut butter, lawsuits that challenge the content of food and its alleged link to health problems or obesity, and others that focus on the way food is labeled, packaged and advertised.

Mealey said the report focuses on litigation surrounding foodborne illnesses such as E. coli infections, hepatitis, salmonella poisoning and the Norwalk virus. The premier issue includes information on such cases as: a federal suit against a food company for peanut butter salmonella poisoning; a dismissal of a federal suit involving negligence claims against a food distributor for "failure-to-warn" about mercury in canned tuna; a federal ruling that common law and consumer protection statute violations are preempted by FDA regulations; a dismissal of a federal case alleging negligence by McDonald's for the fat content of its french fries; the filing of a class action suit accusing a restaurant chain of negligence; and, a request for the FDA to remove the "generally regarded as safe" designation from some foods.

Other recent litigation report launches by Mealey include "Mealey's Litigation Report: Heart Drugs & Devices," "LexisNexis Real Estate Report" and "LexisNexis Antitrust Litigation Report."
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Date:Feb 1, 2007
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