CLE: FOOD & BEVERAGE LITIGATION

Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:15pm–8:15pm

Location:
DTI Global
1875 Eye Street, NW, Suite 802, Washington, District of Columbia,

Registration Fee:

  • NCAPA Members $40.00
  • Non-Members $60.00


Description:

Course Description:

Outbreaks of food poisoning and food-related illness seem to pop up and make headlines at least a few times every year. Learn the basics of food poisoning claims, including what legal theories can form the basis for a lawsuit, how to prove a food poisoning case, and who to sue.

 Mr. Doerrer will be speaking about food injury cases, and will discuss:

  •          Selected Food Illness Outbreaks—Jack in the Box (1993); PCA Peanut Butter (2009).
  •          Theories of Liability: Strict Liability; Breach of Warranty; Negligence; Negligence Per Se
  •          For negligence cases, use codes, regulations, ordinances, and other standards to establish the standard of    care
  •          Possible Defendants: Producers; Distributors; Wholesalers; Retailers & Restaurants
  •         Sources of evidence: Health department reports; News reports; FOIA requests

o  Key Evidence;

o  The actual food (usually not available);

o  Clusters of illness;

o  Prior inspections/Complaints;

o  Medical Records;

o  Expert Testimony

  •    Possibility for Punitive Damages
  •    Riskiest Foods

 Presenter’s Bio:

Stan Doerrer is a Washington, D.C., and Virginia-licensed attorney with experience in a broad range of personal injury matters. Stan is particularly interested in food injury cases, and has worked on cases involving E. coli O157, Trichinosis, and other foodborne-pathogens. Prior to working at Grenier Law Group, Stan litigated class actions on behalf of consumers nationwide. Stan is a 2005 graduate of the George Washington University Law School, and is originally from Massachusetts.


Contact:
CLE Committee
cle@ncapa.com