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The Gross Reason Costco Is Being Sued For $200,000
By LAUREN CAHN
A pretty sizeable Costco scandal was developing all throughout the last year, and as of now, it is both official and public — the subject of a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court — for a nasty incident. Here’s the truly gross reason why a family of four from Los Angeles is suing Costco for $200,000 in damages.
On March 18, 2021, the Los Angeles-based Berdjis family, purchased a "package of Kirkland Fresh Wild Pacific Halibut Fillet" from a Costco in San Dimas, to cook and serve the fish that very day. When their 13-year-old daughter "picked through" the fish with her fork, "numerous live worms crawled out.", per CBS Los Angeles.
"Plaintiffs understandably experienced severe emotional distress and fear and the minor children have vowed to never eat seafood again," according to initial papers filed in the court. The Berdjis family is seeking $200,000 in damages, with charges against Costco, including "negligence, breach of warranty [...] and violation of the state Unfair Competition Law."
A Costco representative did not immediately reply to CBS Los Angeles' request for comment. However, the Berdjis family is alleging that Costco's management knew that something was possible but failed to warn customers, not to mention employees who could have exercised due care to ascertain the halibut might be carrying stowaways, had they known what to look for.