Simon Law Firm November 2018



You wait all year for your favorite succulent holiday treats, but what happens when your food bites back? Learn more about proving fault after your food illness, and know your rights this holiday season.

How do you prove where you got food poisoning?

After attending a rehearsal dinner the night before a wedding in Georgia, a man and a woman became “violently ill.” The duo sued the company that catered the event, claiming they had evidence of 16–20 other people becoming sick as well. The pair also claimed that one person tested positive for salmonella, and they claimed that the guests who attended the wedding the next evening, which was not catered by the same company, did not get sick. The caterer refuted the couple’s claim, stating there was no way the couple could prove it was their food that made the rehearsalgoers sick, especially since the couple ate at different establishments after eating at the catered dinner. The Georgia trial court agreed with the caterer, arguing that the plaintiffs were unable to eliminate the other food they ate that night as having caused their illnesses. This wasn’t enough for the plaintiffs, and they appealed this finding to the Georgia Supreme Court. The high court agreed with the plaintiffs and reversed the trial court’s finding. The Georgia Supreme Court found that expecting a plaintiff to provide proof that no other sources caused their food poisoning was too arduous and therefore unfair. The plaintiffs only have to show there is “genuine issue as to any material fact.” Even though both parties had circumstantial evidence to back their claims, the plaintiff’s claims had done enough to raise suspicion of causation against the caterer, according to the high court. If you think you have food poisoning, seek medical help immediately to monitor your health and get documented proof of your illness. To get the compensation you deserve, give Simon Law Firm a call at 404-259-7635.

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Spicy,CreamySweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple, but they’re often the blandest thing on the table. Luckily that’s not the case with this recipe, which features Thai spices and coconut milk. INGREDIENTS

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5 pounds sweet potatoes 1 cup canned coconut milk

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1/2 cup dark brown sugar 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste

DIRECTIONS 1. Heat oven to 375 F. On a large sheet pan, bake potatoes until very soft, approximately 75 minutes. 2. Let potatoes cool until they are safe to handle, then peel and mash. 3. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine coconut milk and curry paste. Once mixed, add the mixture, salt, half the sugar, and half the butter to potatoes. 4. 30 minutes before serving, heat oven to 425 F. Spread potatoes in a baking dish, cover with foil, and bake for 20 minutes. 5. Uncover potatoes and dot with remaining butter and sugar. Broil until brown, crusty, and delicious. Serve hot.

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