Marler Clark is representing over 50 people who became ill with salmonella infections after eating at the Vernon Hills Chili’s Grill & Bar in June and July of 2002.

The outbreak was linked to infected food workers, and was made worse by the restaurant’s operation without hot water or any water at all for periods of time.

Denis Stearns is the Marler Clark partner in charge of the case, and is working to mediate claims with Chili’s.