The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Omaha said Greater Omaha Packing violated the terms of its sales agreement with Cargill by providing bad meat. The lawsuit requested a jury trial and seeks unspecified monetary damages to cover the costs of the recall, lost profits, damage to reputation and attorneys' fees.
Greater Omaha issued a statement denying that it supplied the tainted beef. Company President Henry Davis said that all products shipped to Cargill tested negative for E. coli.
Source: Associated Press, Advantage Business Media