MG+M has an extensive and exemplary record in food and beverage liability cases. Industry leaders throughout the supply chain call on us to handle headline situations, limit government investigations, and avoid crippling liability.
The right team for complex cases
We understand the multiple factors at play in these challenging cases, from the need for swift action to protect public safety, to the importance of allocating blame. When a food-related issue occurs, including those involving per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) such as perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), our national footprint and extensive resources put experienced counsel by your side immediately to assess claims, mitigate damages and represent you in proceedings.
From the kitchen to the contract
A careful investigation of both law and facts is the cornerstone of an effective defense strategy. We take a deep dive to understand, not only what happened with the food, but also the contractual obligations of parties throughout the supply chain. Members of our team include former government officials, scientists, and food service professionals with valuable practical knowledge about food liability issues. In addition, our long experience in food and beverage litigation gives us access to leading experts who can analyze evidence and serve as key witnesses.
Creative protection for brands and bottom lines
We recognize that the risks involved in food cases often exceed the face value of the litigation itself. In devising a strategy for your case, our goal is not only to win but also to restore public trust in your brand. To avoid long-term negative publicity, we often find ways to settle high-profile claims quickly, while preserving your ability to recoup costs from insurers or others in the supply chain.
A partnership in food safety
A strong food safety program minimizes occasions for potential liability and ensures that any liability issues that do arise are resolved in your favor. We work closely with your team to establish the policies and procedures that are your best defense in a health department investigation or against a plaintiff or co-defendant. In addition, we help you establish a positive dialog with the health department officials who issue often-dispositive reports in food and beverage cases. Establishing your bona fides as a company that cares about food safety can greatly enhance your credibility in future disputes.