Minnesota Man's Family Files Suit In His Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Minneapolis (AP) -- The family of a 78-year-old man whose death may be linked to the widespread peanut butter salmonella outbreak has sued an Ohio company in connection with his death.

The family of Clifford Tousignant filed the lawsuit against Kanan Enterprises, owner of the King Nut Peanut Butter Brand, on Monday in U.S. District Court in Minnesota.

The lawsuit was filed by Marler Clark -- a Seattle-based law firm specializing in foodborne illnesses -- and Minneapolis-based Jardine, Logan & O'Brien.

According to the complaint, the Brainerdman consumed peanut butter while in a nursing home in December.

The complaint says he tested positive for salmonella and died on Jan. 12.

Kanan Enterprises did not immediately return a call seeking comment Wednesday.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
TheNewsCenter One Television Plaza Parkersburg, WV. 26101 304-485-4588
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 43472852 - thenewscenter.tv/a?a=43472852
Gray Television, Inc.