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Family sues over recalled almonds

Scott and Shawnna Morris and their children ages 3 and 1 of Kennewick, Washington, are plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging Shawnna Morris and the children were sickened by salmonella-contaminated almonds bought in January from a Costco store.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Spokane, alleges Los Angeles-based Paramount Farms sold contaminated almonds not fit for human consumption. The company had recalled raw almonds sold under Costco Wholesale Inc.’s Kirkland Signature brand, and under the Trader Joe’s and Sunkist brands.

The almonds were linked to illnesses in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Arizona and Utah, and other cases have emerged in Michigan, Tennessee, Massachusetts and possibly other states

Dave Babcock, an attorney with Seattle-based Marler Clark Attorneys at Law, is representing the Morrises.

The lawsuit seeks payment for medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity and other damages to the Morris family.