Dream team ready to help South African listeriosis victims

A dream team of world-class food safety experts is ready to go on behalf of the victims and their family members, according to the mammoth 501-page lawsuit dropped on Tiger Brands this past Thursday by South African trial lawyer Richard Spoor.

In the complaint, seeking $2 billion in damages in the worst listeria outbreak in history, Spoor discloses who he has already enlisted to assist the High Court of South Africa with the scientifically complicated case.

Top of the list is American food safety attorney Bill Marler, who Spoor previously announced would be consulting on the case.

“Mr. Marler is an accomplished trial attorney and national expert in food safety, ” Spoor says in court documents. “Mr. Marler has become the most prominent foodborne illness lawyer in America and a major force…

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