E. coli suit settled for $13.5 million
Brianna Kriefall had reportedly eaten at a Sizzler restaurant in
Meat supplier Excel Corp., a subsidiary of Cargill Inc., had until recently denied its meat was the source of the outbreak. But genetic testing showed the microbes that made the restaurant patrons sick matched microbes contained in an unopened package of its meat.
Sources report that the Kriefall family settlement includes $8.5 million from Excel and $2 million from E&B Management Co. of Waukesha, the franchise holder for the two restaurants that have since closed.
A lawsuit from E&B, the national Sizzler chain and an insurance company against Excel is continuing.
Source: Associated Press