GREENWOOD – A $1.1 million lawsuit filed against the company that owns a Pizza Hut where 15 members of the same church claimed they became sick after eating chicken will go to trial in 2010.

The plaintiffs were among 19 people taken to a hospital after eating at the Pizza Hut in Greenwood on Jan. 18, complaining of symptoms such as vomiting and nausea. They were treated and released.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports U.S. Magistrate David Sanders set the trial for Aug. 2, 2010, in federal court in Greenville.

Kansas-based NPC International Inc. officials have said state and federal health inspectors found nothing wrong with the food.

The plaintiffs allege the restaurant failed to exercise reasonable care in preparing and storing food and did not properly train employees.

The Associated Press

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