The nation’s largest foodborne-illness outbreak in perhaps a decade appears to be the result of contamination upstream in the supply chain, but operators still are likely to be caught up in a costly wave of lawsuits by consumers.So say attorneys with experience on both sides of the courtroom in food-related liability litigation. As of last month, at least 50 victims were pursuing what potentially will be claims for high-dollar damages, and there were expectations that many more plaintiffs ...

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