Golfers, Countryside Country Club reach settlement in tainted water case

CLEARWATER — Countryside Country Club has settled a lawsuit brought by three Pinellas County golfers who said they drank from a club water cooler tainted with urine and feces.

A settlement was reached Tuesday. The terms and conditions are confidential, said Clearwater attorney George Tragos, who represented Chris, Greg and John Tischner.

"The three clients," he said, "are very happy."

Chris, Greg and John Tischner said they became ill after drinking from the contaminated cooler on July 18, 2009.

Chris Tischner, 24, a student at St. Petersburg College, developed a rash, experienced fatigue and had trouble sleeping. Greg Tischner, 47, a sales engineer who lives in Oldsmar, experienced nausea and had a fever. John Tischner, 74, a retired journalist who lives in Dunedin, had a fever and chills. All were placed on antibiotics.

A Clearwater police officer who was called to the golf course confirmed the presence of urine and feces, according to the suit, which was filed March 26 in Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court.

Golfers, Countryside Country Club reach settlement in tainted water case 09/22/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 3:27pm]

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