An E. coli lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Stephen Minnis, a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, resident who became ill with an E. coli O157:H7 infection after eating food from the Taco Bell restaurant located on East Philadelphia Avenue in Gilbertsville.

The lawsuit was filed against Yum! Brands, the parent company of Taco Bell, in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by Marler Clark, the Seattle law firm with a national reputation for the successful representation of E. coli victims.

Taco Bell has a connection to prior foodborne illness outbreaks. In 1999, At least ten San Francisco Bay-area people became ill with E. coli infections after eating at Taco Bell.  In 2000, dozens of people became ill with Hepatitis A, after eating contaminated green onions at Taco Bell locations in Florida, Kentucky, and Nevada.