Minnesota woman sues Cargill for $100...

Minnesota woman sues Cargill for $100 million in E. coli case

There are 27 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Dec 4, 2009, titled Minnesota woman sues Cargill for $100 million in E. coli case. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Cargill is being sued for $100 million for selling E. coli-tainted hamburger in 2007, which left a 22-year-old dance instructor from Cold Spring, Minn.

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Mike

Wadena, MN

#1 Dec 4, 2009
It won't be long before they'll either stop making hamburger or it'll cost about ten dollars a pound to cover legal costs. Cargill's not paying this. If you buy something from Cargill, you'll be paying for it.
welc33344

Maple Grove, MN

#2 Dec 4, 2009
If you cook your food to the proper temp. you don't have to worry about e coli. How is this Cargills fault?
The Golf Guy

Apopka, FL

#3 Dec 4, 2009
100 million will make things all better, right?
RIOT

Eden Prairie, MN

#4 Dec 4, 2009
Don't forget the attorney gets 1/3 of the settlment, that's incentive to do what's right for the client! Note that Cargill has already given the family money for her care, so that's just not good enough that they cover her expenses. I'd love to be in the jury on this one.
Azhrei

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Dec 4, 2009
If Cargill is already paying them something to take care of the woman's care, wouldn't they have had to agree to no further legal action against Cargill. If it were up to me, they would now get nothing. Although tragic events do happen, the woman is partially to blame. I agree with welc33344 as they should know not to eat raw hamburger, rare hamburger, or even medium prepared hamburger.
how about you

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Dec 4, 2009
Azhrei wrote:
If Cargill is already paying them something to take care of the woman's care, wouldn't they have had to agree to no further legal action against Cargill. If it were up to me, they would now get nothing. Although tragic events do happen, the woman is partially to blame. I agree with welc33344 as they should know not to eat raw hamburger, rare hamburger, or even medium prepared hamburger.
How about we paralyze you, and the pay to keep you alive? Is that good enough? How's your quality of life going to be? But you're still alive, what is your complaint?
Is it to much to ask that we have a clean food supply in this country?
wow

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Dec 4, 2009
People should know better by now...you HAVE TO COOK THE MEAT PROPERLY!
Met

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Dec 4, 2009
You should all watch the film Food Inc. It illustrates how E Coli is but one of the many problems created by the way our food supply has become industrialized.
The Golf Guy

Apopka, FL

#9 Dec 4, 2009
how about you wrote:
<quoted text>
How about we paralyze you, and the pay to keep you alive? Is that good enough? How's your quality of life going to be? But you're still alive, what is your complaint?
Is it to much to ask that we have a clean food supply in this country?
Guess what, this isn't a perfect world. Some meat gets contaminated, some people don't cook hamburger properly. Deal with it. Cargill said they were helping her though this.
GOP guy

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Dec 4, 2009
Corporations have the right to put feces in your food. The Consitution does not say the government has the right to keep corporations from putting feces in your food, therefore it is not only their right, but their moral imperative to put feces in your food. If you eat food with feces in it and sue, you are unAmerican and most likely not Christian, because God created the feces you are now complaining about. Good Republicans swallow all feces given them, and they like it.
Gabby Hays

San Francisco, CA

#11 Dec 4, 2009
hey
really

Fort Wayne, IN

#12 Dec 4, 2009
All of you that are spouting off about how greedy they are.. Think about if this was your daughter, mother, wife or yourself.. would you be saying - oh boy, should have been more careful w/ my supposed sanitary, e-coli free food..

Hey Golf Guy - go beat yourself in the head with a 9 iron you nut-j0b
Tom Van Putten

United States

#13 Dec 4, 2009
I hope she doesnt get a penny !! How many times have we been told to COOK YOUR FOOD PROPERLY????? You shouldnt get paid for stupidity. And if she consumed the food at a restaurant, she should sue the restaurant not Cargill.
The Golf Guy

Apopka, FL

#14 Dec 4, 2009
really wrote:
All of you that are spouting off about how greedy they are.. Think about if this was your daughter, mother, wife or yourself.. would you be saying - oh boy, should have been more careful w/ my supposed sanitary, e-coli free food..
Hey Golf Guy - go beat yourself in the head with a 9 iron you nut-j0b
I know, what was I thinking, asking people to take responsibility for their own actions. I wasn't a very good suer rat, was I? You, on the other hand, sound like a real good suer rat.
LGB

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Dec 4, 2009
Did anyone else get sick at the barbeque?
El Rushbo Fan

Owatonna, MN

#17 Dec 4, 2009
welc33344 wrote:
If you cook your food to the proper temp. you don't have to worry about e coli. How is this Cargills fault?
Absolutely! If the hamburger was infested with maggots and insect droppings, cook it enough and it doesn't matter! Another case of government regulation screwing up big business!
El Rushbo Fan

Owatonna, MN

#18 Dec 4, 2009
really wrote:
All of you that are spouting off about how greedy they are.. Think about if this was your daughter, mother, wife or yourself.. would you be saying - oh boy, should have been more careful w/ my supposed sanitary, e-coli free food..
Hey Golf Guy - go beat yourself in the head with a 9 iron you nut-j0b
You're nuts! We're conservatives! That makes us proud sycophants of big business, no matter what the human cost. It also makes us cold and heartless, but you know what? We're PROUD to be cold and heartless! We're conservatives!
take responsibilty

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Dec 4, 2009
The Golf Guy wrote:
<quoted text> I know, what was I thinking, asking people to take responsibility for their own actions. I wasn't a very good suer rat, was I? You, on the other hand, sound like a real good suer rat.
So Corporations don't have to take responsibility? You sir should build a house in Love Canal. Finish it with Chinese sheet rock, and fill it with lead tainted toys for your grand children to chew on.
ill

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Dec 4, 2009
LGB wrote:
Did anyone else get sick at the barbeque?
I did, but it was because my 400 lb. uncle was wearing a speedo....
QED

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Dec 4, 2009
welc33344 wrote:
If you cook your food to the proper temp. you don't have to worry about e coli. How is this Cargills fault?
Because it was contaminated with E coli. Also HER MOTHER cooked it!

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