A Seattle lawyer said he no longer plans a lawsuit against the Sheetz convenience store chain over 80 people who said they were sickened by salmonella-tainted tomatoes.
But attorney Bill Marler, who specializes in food-poisoning cases, is still planning to sue Coronet Foods. The bankrupt Wheeling, West Virginia company supplied tomatoes to Sheetz. A bankruptcy judge has signed an order allowing Coronet to be sued.
More than 400 people were sickened last year in Pennsylvania and eight other states after eating tomatoes served at Sheetz stores. Nobody died from the outbreak.
Marler has said most claims will be for less than $100,000 to cover medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.