Brooke Shields To Star In Movie Based On New London Eminent Domain Case

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BY: Susanne Dunne


"Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage," a book written in 2009 by Jeff Benedict about the Fort Trumbull eminent domain decision in New London, is being made into a Lifetime TV movie starring Brooke Shields as the decision's most prominent opponent, Susette Kelo, according to an announcement made Friday on the author's blog, http://www.jeffbenedict.com.

Rick Woolf, Benedict's editor at Grand Central Publishing, confirmed the report. "We're thrilled that this is going to be a movie on Lifetime," Woolf said. "Susette is a folk hero and Jeff has done a tremendous job telling the story."

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Bill Marler, Food Safety Lawyer, Shares Lessons With Food Industry Leaders

Food Poison Journal
Published: July 27, 2011
By: Bill Marler
In the last 20 years, food safety attorney Bill Marler has sued hundreds of large food companies on behalf of thousands of victims of foodborne illness.  He has recovered hundreds of millions in settlements and judgments for clients and has helped prompt drastic changes in food safety standards.  Now, in an effort to give back to his former foes, Marler is sending hundreds of copies of the new book, Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. coli Outbreak That Changed the Way Americans Eat, to the CEO of every major company he’s sued. Poisoned, written by best-selling author Jeff Benedict, is an emotional blow-by-blow account of the 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that made E. coli a household word in the U.S. Marler is a main character in the book, and has remained the most consistent player in foodborne illness outbreak litigation since.  

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Poisoned: Inside the Devastating E. Coli Outbreak That Changed How We Eat

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Published: July 16, 2011
By: Max Follmer
On Christmas Eve in 1992, six-year old Lauren Rudolph showed up at Children's Hospital in San Diego with severe stomach pains and bloody diarrhea. She died less than a week later. No one knew it at the time, but little Lauren was the first victim of a food-borne illness outbreak that would eventually kill four children, and sicken 700 others. 

The Jack in the Box E. Coli outbreak changed the way Americans thought about food. No longer was a stomach bug considered a mild inconvenience that caused a bit of discomfort. All of a sudden, hamburgers became deadly weapons.

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Jeff Benedict's "Poisoned" Receiving National Attention

Deseret News
Trent Toone
Published: June 30, 2011

Jeff Benedict’s book, "Poisoned," continues to grab headlines across the country.
With the recent E. coli outbreaks in Germany and France, Benedict’s nonfiction work is becoming a resource for people concerned about food poisoning issues, according to his publicist, Gretchen Crary.
The book, which was featured in a Deseret News article in May, has been in-and-out of Amazon’s top 50 and appears headed for the New York Times best-seller list. Benedict is also a columnist for the Deseret News.

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Author Jeff Benedict hopes 'Poisoned' will be catalyst for change

Deseret News
Published: May 15, 2011
By: Trent Toone

Jeff Benedict has written several best-selling books and numerous widely read articles in his career as an author and investigative journalist.

His new book, “Poisoned,” which goes on sale May 17, is one of his all-time favorites.

“Poisoned” chronicles the Jack in the Box E. coli and food poisoning outbreak in the early 1990s that killed four children and made 700 others sick. It also follows the story of lawyer William “Bill” Marler; the investigations and the political and legal battles that ensued; and, finally, the permanent changes made across the food industry.

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Poisoned Details Case That Changed Food Industry

Deseret News
Published: May 21, 2011
By: Trent Toone

Who isn't fascinated with a novel containing heartbreaking and mysterious deaths, young maverick lawyers and compelling drama?

The unique thing about Jeff Benedict's new book, "Poisoned," is that it's nonfiction.

"Poisoned" is the true account of the most seminal food-borne illness outbreaks in the past 50 years. E. coli food poisoning from undercooked hamburgers killed four, causing sickness and suffering for 700 others in 1993.

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Utahns Respond to SI, CBS News Investigation of College Football, Crime

Deseret News
Published: March 2, 2011
By: Sara Israelsen-Hartley


SALT LAKE CITY — It's easy to say "no comment" when two national reporters show up at your office with questions about a star athlete who had a serious run-in with the law.

But football coach Dave Peck didn't think he had anything to hide, and when veteran journalists Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian left Bingham High School, they took with them a different side of the story.

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Crime and the College Athlete

News@Northeastern
Published: March 31, 2011
By: Jason Kornwitz

Investigative journalist Jeff Benedict, MA’95, who’s penned four books on athletes and crime, recently co-wrote a 3,100-word exposé for Sports Illustrated in which he uncovered the criminal records of the nation’s elite college football players. We asked Benedict, who served as director of research for Northeastern’s Sport in Society center, to assess the revelatory report, which found that seven percent of players on teams in the magazine’s 2010 preseason Top 25 had been charged with or cited for a crime.

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Casino Heretic

The Wall Street Journal
Published: June 24, 2002

Indian casinos are among the sweetest deals in American politics.  Casino interests throw millions of dollars at Democrats and Republicans alike, and in return they get monopoly rights to build tax-free gambling palaces.  Now comes a neophyte pol hoping to break up this black jack game.

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