Two Olive Garden patrons from Iowa and Nebraska have filed Cyclospora lawsuits against the chain's parent company. Federal court documents show Kelly Kunc of Hiawatha, Iowa, and Joyce Nendza of Holt County, Nebraska filed the lawsuits against Darden Corporation of Orlando, Florida, which owns the Red Lobster and Olive Garden chains, reports The Associated Press.
Both plaintiffs are being represented by Minneapolis attorney Ryan Osterholm. His firm, Pritzker Olsen, specializes in food-safety and food-poisoning cases. He's also representing a plaintiff in Texas.
The lawsuits serve as a good reminder to practitioners that Cyclospora lawsuits may be a viable way to broaden their personal injury practice.