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Berg Injury Lawyers Involved in Landmark Decision

Berg Injury Lawyers is responsible for changing California state law after winning the California Supreme Court case of Mexicali Rose v. Superior Court, a legal breakthrough that reversed a 55-year-old rule protecting the food industry. This important ruling expanded consumers’ rights and imposed new duties on thousands of restaurants and food processors around the state to prepare food more carefully.

The court’s 1936 rule established in Mix v. Ingersoll Candy Co. spared the food industry from lawsuits over injuries caused by natural substances in food, such as bones in meat or pits in fruit. In Mexicali Rose v. Superior Court, the state Supreme Court ruled that a customer could sue for negligence by showing that the presence of a substance not normally expected in a product was caused by flaws in food preparation or other procedures.