The owner of Casa Romero Restaurant in East Alton is facing another lawsuit claiming food served there last May made people sick.

Five plaintiffs have named Filemon Romero, doing business as Casa Romero Restaurant as the defendant in their suit, claiming they consumed foods such as chicken enchiladas, chips and salsa there before becoming ill. The restaurant voluntarily closed June 3, after the Health Department confirmed 28 cases of salmonella linked to Romero’s, and reopened June 17.

The suit is asking for damages in excess of $50,000 for each of the five plaintiffs: Lynda K. Donohoo, Jennifer L. Dohohoo, Carrie A. Guthrie, Bruce A. Bowermaster and Lon D. Weaver.

The suit apparently is in response to an outbreak of salmonella reported by the Madison County Health Department.