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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Cargill Initiates Salmonella-Related Recall Of Ground Beef Distributed In The Northeast

Posted in Foodborne Illness

OnJuly 22, 2012, Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation (“Cargill”) announced a Class I voluntary recall of approximately 30,000 pounds of fresh ground beef due to contamination from Salmonella Enteritidis.   The recall follows a Salmonella outbreak involving 33 patients in seven states (MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VA, VT).  An investigation performed by the Food Safety and… Continue Reading

Avoiding Litigation Risks Arising Out of Private Investment Firms’ Controlling Interest in Portfolio Companies

Posted in Litigation Trends, Massachusetts Courts

Recently, my firm Cooley Manion Jones LLP, successfully obtained summary judgment (download pdf) on behalf of its clients, Boca Raton-based private equity firm Sun Capital Partners, Inc. and six of its affiliated entities.  The claims were brought by two entities that had entered into contractual relationships to serve as independent sales representatives on behalf of Sun… Continue Reading