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Maryland family sues over listeria

Maryland family sues over listeria

The family of a Maryland man who died of listeria is suing the Colorado melon farm that grew cantaloupes linked to a nationwide outbreak of the deadly bacteria.

The family of Clarence D. Wells, who died in August, filed the lawsuit against Jensen Farms and Frontera Produce in U.S. District Court on Friday, according to court records.

The family could not be reached for comment Friday.

Wells ate cantaloupe on several occasions during the weeks before his death, court documents said. He ate at least one melon grown by Jensen Farms.

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but said in a statement that its owners were "deeply saddened to...

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