The son of a Castro Valley man who died in 2010 after eating contaminated eggs from a Castro Valley restaurant is filing a lawsuit against both the establishment and the Iowa farm that produced them according to the Oakland Tribune.
The lawsuit is being filed by the son of Mate Marlais, 89, who died after eating "over-easy" eggs at El Rancho Steakhouse on June 7, 2010.
Marlais' son is "seeking unspecified monetary damages" against both Wright County Egg, a farm in Iowa, and , located at 3240 Castro Valley Blvd., in connection to a 2010 salmonella outbreak resulting in the recall of half a billion eggs distributed nationwide by the egg producer. The incident left around 1,300 people across the U.S. hospitalized.
According to the Oakland Tribune, Marlais was the only person who had died from the 2010 salmonella outbreak linked to Wright County Egg.
The article goes on to state:
...Marlais family claims that Wright County Egg and El Rancho Steakhouse is responsible for Marlais's death because both companies hold liability for distributing and selling the contaminated eggs and were negligent in ensuring eggs the companies produced and sold were not contaminated.