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Class-action lawsuit filed in norovirus outbreak

January 20, 2012

QUEENSBURY, NY — On Wednesday, attorneys representing more than 100 people filed a class-action lawsuit over a 2008 outbreak of norovirus at the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark, according to the Post Star.

In March of 2008, the New York State Department of Health documented more than 600 cases of the illness, the article stated.

According to the article, the outbreak apparently stemmed from contaminated food and pool water at the park’s hotel complex.

"Here, many people, especially children, suffered brief but violent periods of illness," said Don Boyajian, one of two attorneys representing those who were infected.

In the suit, Boyajian alleges that Great Escape, along with its parent company Six Flags Inc., failed to maintain proper sanitary conditions and didn''t warn guests once the outbreak became known, the article noted.

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