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Dec 5, 2011 1:03 PM by Sharon Knight

New lawsuit filed against Jensen Farms

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha man has sued a Colorado grower, alleging it is responsible for the tainted cantaloupe that made him and his daughter sick with listeriosis.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports the federal lawsuit was filed by Dale Braddock against Jensen Farms, of Holly, Colo., and other companies that he says handled or otherwise were involved in getting the fruit to his kitchen table.

The Food and Drug Administration says Jensen Farms voluntarily recalled its whole cantaloupes Sept. 14. Federal health officials say at least 29 deaths have been linked to the listeria outbreak in a dozen states.

A representative for Jensen Farms did not immediately return a call Monday from The Associated Press.

Braddock seeks compensation for his injuries and damages, plus attorney's fees, but didn't specify an amount.

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