Customers Kenneth and Charlene Winters as well as Larry and Tamela Clendennin filed two separate lawsuits against Sheetz, Inc., for selling tomatoes containing salmonella bacteria. Coronet Foods, Inc., the tomato supplier, is also listed as a defendant.
Both are represented by Michael L. Solomon of Morgantown law firm Solomon and Solomon.
Both Larry Clendennin and Kenneth Winters say they ate the sandwiches that contained the tomatoes in question in July 2004. Both men’s wives are suing for loss of care, comfort, companionship and consortium.
"The sandwich purchased and consumed by Plaintiff…was not reasonably safe for its intended use, thereby making Defendants strictly liable for Plaintiff’s injuries and damages," both complaints say.
Both plaintiffs are seeking compensatory damages.