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

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Puphlished: September 12, 2011
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."

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

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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.  

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.

Jeff Benedict's "Poisoned" Receiving National Attention

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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.

Poisoned Details Case That Changed Food Industry

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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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Jeff Benedict is a special features writer for Sports Illustrated and a bestselling author of twelve books, including  the New York Times bestseller The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football.  He is also a frequent public speaker and lecturer.  To book him email: info@jeffbenedict.com

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