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Insurers must defend Four Loko maker in one of five lawsuits
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2012

A federal court in Illinois has determined that insurers providing coverage to Phusion Projects, Inc., which makes Four Loko, an alcoholic beverage with large amounts of caffeine and other stimulants, do not have a duty to defend the company in lawsuits alleging injury from intoxication


Insurer sues to avoid coverage for Templeton whiskey’s alleged mislabeling
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2015

Society Insurance has filed a lawsuit in Iowa federal court seeking a declaration that its policy does not require it to defend or indemnify Templeton


Foster Farms sues insurers over definition of “recall”
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2014

Poultry manufacturer Foster Farms has filed an amended complaint in its lawsuit against its Lloyd's of London insurers, which had rejected its $14.2


Seventh Circuit says no duty to defend four Loko maker
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2013

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that Phusion Projects' commercial liability insurance carriers have no duty to defend the company


Eighth Circuit says likelihood of MSG to cause harm is factual matter
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2014

In a dispute over commercial liability insurance coverage, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a trial court erred in deciding, as a


Insurance company disputes obligation to provide diacetyl damages or defense
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2013

A company that issued Citrus and Allied Essences Ltd. a commercial umbrella insurance policy in 2006 and 2007 has filed suit in a New York state


Insurance policy ambiguous; broad coverage could be available for tainted peanut butter claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2011

A divided Delaware Supreme Court has determined that ConAgra's insurance contract is ambiguous and therefore might provide broader coverage, with a lower "retained limit" or deductible, for claims arising out of an alleged Salmonella outbreak involving the company's peanut butter


Some claims dismissed in dispute over supply-chain insurance coverage
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2010

A federal court in California has dismissed without prejudice some of the claims filed by a food supplier in a dispute over insurance coverage in food-contamination litigation


Federal court certifies insurance coverage question in meat recall to state court
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 11 2011

Finding no clear state precedent, a federal court in Ohio has certified to the state supreme court a question arising in a case involving insurance coverage for Listeria-contaminated meats that led to the destruction of 1 million pounds of meat products in 2006


Federal court dismisses insurance coverage action in tainted baby formula case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2011

A federal court in Virginia has issued an order dismissing without prejudice claims filed against two insurers by a company that makes baby formula; the parties stipulated to the dismissal after similar litigation concluded with a defense verdict following trial in state court