Man Sues Wal-Mart Over Tainted Peppers
By Ylan Q. Mui Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, August 2, 2008; D03
A Colorado man is suing Wal-Mart and an unnamed supplier, saying that he fell ill after eating jalapeño peppers bought from the company tainted with the same strain of salmonella that has infected more than 1,300 people over the past three months.
Brian Grubbs' wife purchased the peppers at a Wal-Mart store in Cortez, Colo., on June 26, according to the lawsuit. Grubbs eats them raw on sandwiches and said in the suit that within a few days he began experiencing diarrhea, vomiting and nausea, among other symptoms. He also claimed that he was severely dehydrated and could not walk without assistance.
Brian Grubb is the (barely) walking exemplar of the term 'grubbing out a living' as he extorts Wal-Mart for--what else?--money. Severe dehydration hasn't prevented him from bringing one of tho…