ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - A lawsuit has been filed in New Mexico against an Oregon company linked to a Hepatitis A outbreak.
A spokeswoman for Seattle-based food safety lawyer Bill Marler says the suit was filed Wednesday in New Mexico's Bernalillo County against Townsend Farms.
Similar class action lawsuits have been filed in California, Hawaii and Washington state. All of the suits seek compensation for treatment and reimbursement for vaccines.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak has grown to 87 people with illnesses in eight states.
Four of those sickened are in New Mexico.
Townsend Farms recalled its frozen Organic Antioxidant Blend last week after health officials reported illnesses, but the Food and Drug Administration is still investigating the cause.
The CDC says illnesses have been reported in Arizona, California Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Washington.
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A District Court judge has ordered city leaders respond to a petition filed by an animal activist on the city's trap-neuter-return approach of managing feral cats.
Police responded to dozens of weather-related crashes in only a matter of hours Sunday.
A small plane crashed at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning on the Canyon Rim Trail near N.M. 502 and the entrance of Los Alamos.
Sunday night in Albuquerque and around the world people gathered for candlelight vigils to remember the loss of their children.
Department of Agriculture officials are warning customers to not get burned when buying firewood.
Church groups, parents and teachers met Sunday at the 20th annual Albuquerque Interfaith Convention. State education reform was their central focus.