Lawsuits filed over alleged Golden Corral illness

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — People who say they fell ill after they ate at a Golden Corral restaurant in Casper last year have sued the restaurant chain.

Four Natrona County residents filed suit Monday. The same law firm representing those four also filed a federal class-action lawsuit on Friday.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/VQdvTX) the Wyoming Department of Health has recorded more than 300 cases of norovirus among people who ate at the Golden Corral in November and December.

Norovirus is a gastrointestinal bug. Allegations include that more than 20 restaurant employees worked with symptoms of gastrointestinal illness.

Plaintiffs allege the company was negligent in preventing the outbreak.

Representatives from the North Carolina-based Golden Corral Corporation declined to comment on the lawsuit but said they worked closely with health investigators and took immediate action.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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