Scores of customers sickened during a salmonella outbreak linked to tomatoes sold in several states have settled more than 80 lawsuits in recent weeks.

Company attorneys have agreed to delay a filing deadline in hopes that dozens of other claims might settle. Sheetz has settled 600 claims out of court, ranging from people who got ill to customers who were simply concerned about becoming sick. Most people contacted the company through a toll-free hot line.

Another 100 customers represented by other attorneys have either settled cases or were still mulling lawsuits, Sheetz attorney Chris Lee said.