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Chipotle Norovirus Class Action Lawsuit

Chipotle Class Action Lawsuit
Robertson & Associates, LLP Files Class Action Against Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Alleging Norovirus Outbreak Sickened Hundreds. Customers of Chipotle's Simi Valley Restaurant Allege Chipotle Delayed Notifying County Health Officials of Outbreak Until It Disposed of Evidence of Foodborne Illness Outbreak. Download the First Amended Complaint here.

On January 19, 2015, Robertson & Associates, LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) for allegedly allowing its Kitchen Manager to work for two days while sick with gastrointestinal symptoms, infecting potentially thousands of customers from its Simi Valley restaurant with the highly infectious Norovirus between August 18-19, 2015. A joint investigation conducted by Ventura County Environmental Health and Public Health Divisions concluded that Norovirus was the cause of this foodborne illness outbreak, which caused at least 234 people to become sick with vomiting, diarrhea, headache, fever and stomach pain. According to county health officials, Chipotle served a total of 3,000 entrees during this two day period, so the total number of customers who suffered gastrointestinal illness is likely higher than the 234 who reported their symptoms to health officials.

The Plaintiffs in this class action are six (6) high school students and one (1) parent who all purchased and consumed food adulterated with Norovirus at Chipotle's Simi Valley restaurant, located at 1263 Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley, CA. The Plaintiffs seek to represent all customers who suffered gastrointestinal illness from eating food contaminated with Norovirus spread by sick Chipotle employees at its Simi Valley restaurant between August 18-20, 2015.

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