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2010 Dysentery Outbreak At Subway Leads To Suits

41 lawsuits filed this week against a Chicago franchisee accuse him of bad sanitation causing widespread illness.

According to Courthouse News Service, the February 2010 incident caused 328 cases of Shigella infection and related illnesses. The cause appears to be fecal contamination caused by improper sanitation.

At least 13 people required hospitalization, and Food Poison Journal noted at the time of the outbreak that between 5 and 30 percent of people contracting the infection develop chronic medical problems.

Franchisee Dahyabhai Patel, his company Neel Subway, and franchisor Doctor's Associates Inc are named in the suit.

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Attorney. Former franchisee. Co-author of Beguiling Heresy: Regulating the Franchise Relationship (Penn State Law Review, 2004). Paul primarily represents small business clients and franchisee litigation in the state of New York. Contact the Law Office of Paul Steinberg, NY, NY at 212-529-5400.

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