"Jensen Farms, the southeastern Colorado cantaloupe growers who were the source of a deadly listeria outbreak last year, filed for bankruptcy Friday.
Lawsuits from the outbreak, which caused at least 32 deaths and dozens of hospitalizations, are prominent in the filing. Attorneys for Jensen Farms and for wrongful-death plaintiffs welcomed the step.
Jensen Farms did not comment. Jensen's bankruptcy attorney, Jim Markus, said the filing should free up millions of dollars in insurance and other funds..."