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Sarti v. Salt Creek, Ltd., G037818

Following jury verdict in favor of plaintiff in her food poisoning claim for injuries suffered from consuming food contaminated with campylobacter, judgment notwithstanding the verdict is reversed and judgment is reinstated where: 1) despite intimations in Minder v. Cielito Lindo Restaurant, 67 Cal.App.3d 1003 (1977), to the contrary, food poisoning cases are governed by the same basic rules of causation that govern other tort cases; and 2) reasonable inferences drawn from substantial evidence are available to show causation.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/27/2008
  • Published 10/27/2008



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara, Keith Bremer, Tyler D. Offenhauser, San Diego;  Snell & Wilmer, Richard A. Derevan and Todd E. Lundell, Costa Mesa, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, Roy G. Weatherup, Caroline E. Chan, Los Angeles;  Osman & Associates, San Diego, and Richard L. Scott, Diamond Bar, for Defendant and Respondent.
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