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So. Africa: Human Rights Lawyer says victims of world's biggest listeriosis outbreak to launch class-action case against Tiger Brands in two weeks

Author: Paul Burkhardt, Bloomberg (South Africa), Published on: 12 March 2018

"Tiger Brands to Face Class-Action Lawsuit Over Listeriosis", 12 March 2018

Victims of the world’s biggest listeriosis outbreak in South Africa plan to file a class-action case against Tiger Brands Ltd. within the next two weeks, according to a lawyer involved in the case. Richard Spoor, known in South Africa for his work for mineworkers seeking compensation for lung damage, is teaming up with Seattle-based firm Marler Clark on the listeriosis case, he said Monday. Tiger Brands’s Enterprise unit has closed two factories and recalled ready-to-eat meat products after government tests linked one of its facilities to the outbreak. “We have instructions from a large enough group of victims and a representative group of victims” to file a suit, Spoor said by phone. “We hope to file it this week or next.” Tiger Brands hasn’t received notification of any class action, said Nevashnee Naicker, a company spokeswoman...

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