ROANOKE, Va. – The deadly hepatitis A outbreak linked to three different Famous Anthony’s locations was confirmed by the Virginia Department of Health in September.
As a result, Famous Anthony’s filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January.
This type of filling gives the restaurant 90 days to come up with a plan on how they plan to pay the 41 victims who have come forward.
April marks 90 days since the company filed for bankruptcy.
According to Famous Anthony’s attorney, Andrew Goldstein, the company has filed a plan to pay its victims.
Goldstein released the following statement to 10 News saying:
“They are assigning all insurance proceeds available from their insurance policy to the customers who suffered illness. They are currently working with the lawyers for the customers and negotiating with the insurance company in order to obtain the maximum amount of insurance coverage.”
Bill Marler, a food safety law attorney says he is representing 32 of the 41 victims. Marler tells 10 News there is a debate whether there is $7 million worth of insurance coverage for the entire restaurant chain or if it’s $7 million per restaurant.
“The idea here is to figure out how much insurance money there is and then come up with a strategy of equitably dividing it for the people based on the severity of their illnesses,” said Marler.
Marler tells 10 News he hopes to get this case settled for his clients by next month.