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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Bravo

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Dec 4, 2009
I honestly mean this: I hope that the people who are saying she doesn't deserve to sue have some sort of similar situation with someone they love, someone who they think deserves to be able to walk, dance, work, have children, etc.. And I hope it happens as they are doing an everyday type task like eating store boughten food or something else you expect to be safe. I hope your stupid little lives are spun out of control and ruined when you have to take care of and worry about that person and I hope that you are financially ruined when people like yourselves scoff at your attempt to be financially compensated. And before you say it - I don't give a flying-f that I am a horrible person that wishes harm on people. I would love for the shoe to be on the other foot, I would love to witness your pain. Suck it, you disgusting, self-righteous haters!!!!
Mike

Saint Cloud, MN

#23 Dec 4, 2009
You have to know there's really no records when a lawyer won't sue Walmart.
The Golf Guy

Apopka, FL

#25 Dec 5, 2009
Bravo wrote:
I honestly mean this: I hope that the people who are saying she doesn't deserve to sue have some sort of similar situation with someone they love, someone who they think deserves to be able to walk, dance, work, have children, etc.. And I hope it happens as they are doing an everyday type task like eating store boughten food or something else you expect to be safe. I hope your stupid little lives are spun out of control and ruined when you have to take care of and worry about that person and I hope that you are financially ruined when people like yourselves scoff at your attempt to be financially compensated. And before you say it - I don't give a flying-f that I am a horrible person that wishes harm on people. I would love for the shoe to be on the other foot, I would love to witness your pain. Suck it, you disgusting, self-righteous haters!!!!
Why don't you say what you really mean?
Azhrei

Saint Paul, MN

#26 Dec 29, 2009
how about you wrote:
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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?
It is not too much to ask that we have a clean food supply...the world depends on it. However, your arguement about "How about we paralyze you, and then 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?" comment is totally offbase.

Cargill already made a settlement with this woman/family....of which they accepted the payment. Maybe it wasn't enough, but I am sorry...They still accepted it. Although this is a tragedy to have occurred, is it right to sue for more? Sure her quality of life may suck, but they accepted the agreed upon amount. That is the point I am trying to stress...Something smells like an overzealous lawyer working to try to get a free buck a second time around.

IF anyone's logic is correct here prove me wrong. Or can I go back and sue Mr. Woo, who rearended my car back in 2005. I accepted a settlement to get my car fixed and had medical bills covered by his insurance....does that mean I should sue Mr. Woo now because I still have pain???

The arguement does not hold water with me, anymore than a seive.
Azhrei

Saint Paul, MN

#27 Dec 29, 2009
Bravo wrote:
I honestly mean this: I hope that the people who are saying she doesn't deserve to sue have some sort of similar situation with someone they love, someone who they think deserves to be able to walk, dance, work, have children, etc.. And I hope it happens as they are doing an everyday type task like eating store boughten food or something else you expect to be safe. I hope your stupid little lives are spun out of control and ruined when you have to take care of and worry about that person and I hope that you are financially ruined when people like yourselves scoff at your attempt to be financially compensated. And before you say it - I don't give a flying-f that I am a horrible person that wishes harm on people. I would love for the shoe to be on the other foot, I would love to witness your pain. Suck it, you disgusting, self-righteous haters!!!!
You quite obviously have missed my point. It is tragic that she is in this state and has little to no chance at a quality of life that I currently have. However my point is that Cargill is already covering her expenses so how is this financially ruining the family? I don't understand. The family accepted the settlement, now they need to live with their actions. I do not wish anything further to happen to this gal, nor do I relish the fact that this tragic event has happened. In my opinion though...it is greedy of the family to seek further compensation above the agreed amount, just because the rest of the family wants to have a better life for themselves. How does that benefit her? She will still be receiving the same medical care, being paid for by Cargill, whether she received additional income or not. Who is really sueing Cargill?????? Who is really benefitting????? That is something that everyone needs to look at stew over in their minds....just do it above 180 degrees F.
Candace

Madison, WI

#28 Dec 29, 2009
This is an amount that will barely be a blip on their radar. Undoubtedly they have insurance for this, they may see a little increase in their premium. I would think they are more worried about PR at this point. Cargill is a huge, profitable company. They are not noted for their congeniality in business dealings so they will fight this any way they can. They don't want the public black eye for supplying tainted food. That will be the crux of this. Any settlement they made with the woman was partially to keep it out of the public attention.
Azhrei

Saint Paul, MN

#29 Dec 29, 2009
Candace wrote:
This is an amount that will barely be a blip on their radar. Undoubtedly they have insurance for this, they may see a little increase in their premium. I would think they are more worried about PR at this point. Cargill is a huge, profitable company. They are not noted for their congeniality in business dealings so they will fight this any way they can. They don't want the public black eye for supplying tainted food. That will be the crux of this. Any settlement they made with the woman was partially to keep it out of the public attention.
I have no arguments with that or with your comment, in fact I do agree they should do more, however, who is benefitting at this point. The women will receive the same care regardless. In fact, she could lose what she is getting if this were to actually make it to court.

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