MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04: A general view of Costco signage in Docklands on August 04, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.  Retail stores across Melbourne will close to customers as further stage 4 lockdown restrictions are implemented in response to Victoria's ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The new rules, which come into effect at 11:59 on Wednesday 5 August, will see the majority of retail businesses like clothing, furniture, electrical and department stores will be closed to the public for the duration of the stage 4 restrictions. Businesses will be able to operate click and collect services with social distancing and contactless payments. Supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks, news agencies and post offices will remain open during the lockdown. Melbourne residents are subject to a curfew from 8pm to 5am, must stay within a 5km radius of their homes along with limits on hours of exercise, while all students will return to home learning and childcare centres will close. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

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The Gross Reason Costco Is Being Sued For $200,000
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.