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Women sue Wendy's for E. coli poisoning in 2006

Women sue Wendy's for E. coli poisoning in 2006

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two people who say they ate tainted food at a Wendy's restaurant in North Ogden are suing the fast-food chain.

Lawsuits against Wendy's International were filed this week in federal court in Salt Lake City.

Dozens of people attending an education conference became ill after eating food from a Wendy's in June 2006.

The lawsuits were filed by Lesiel Calvert and her husband, who live in Weber County, and Megan Richards and her husband, who live in Cache County.

Attorney William Marler says the women were in the hospital for weeks because of E. coli infections linked to bad lettuce. He described their cases as "pretty nasty." The lawsuits seek an unspecified amount of money.

Wendy's could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday. The company apologized in 2006 and said it was an isolated incident in North Ogden.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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