Settlements reached in dozens of lawsuits over Genki Sushi’s hepatitis A outbreak

Settlements have been reached in dozens of lawsuits involving the hepatitis A outbreak linked to Genki Sushi.

Attorney Bill Marler tells us 46 lawsuits were settled. An agreement could not be reached in seven others.

Marler says there are 40 other cases on top of that still left to resolve, including a patient who died.

Genki Sushi and the companies that supplied the scallops were named in the lawsuits.

Marler would not disclose how much money they settled for, noting that the information is confidential.

Nearly 300 people got sick last year, and health officials identified uncooked scallops served at Genki Sushi restaurants as the source of the outbreak.

The product was imported from the Philippines and distributed by Koha Oriental Foods.

All Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai were closed temporarily.

They reopened on Sept. 10, 2016 after the state Department of Health determined that the sushi chain was in compliance of health regulations.

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