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Jury Finds for Heinz in Lead-Tainted Baby Food Insurance Coverage Dispute
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2015

A Pennsylvania jury has found that Starr Surplus Lines Insurance must uphold H.J. Heinz Co.'s $25-million policy covering damages related to baby


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


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


Insurers claim no duty to defend four Loko lawsuits
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2011

Insurance companies with policies covering Phusion Projects, Inc., which makes the caffeinated alcohol beverage Four Loko, have filed a summary judgment motion in their declaratory judgment action against the company, claiming that a policy exclusion unambiguously frees them from defending or indemnifying the beverage maker


California court reverses $12-million verdict , rules spinach contamination not insured
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2011

A California court of appeal has determined that a trial court erred in allowing a spinach seller to recover $12 million under the accidental contamination portion of its insurance policy


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


Court resolves insurance coverage issues for diacetyl defendants
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2011

A New York state court has determined that a company which made the butter flavoring chemical at issue in workplace exposure lawsuits succeeded to a predecessor's insurance coverage rights


California law applied to Costco’s cheese recall insurance coverage dispute
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2012

Finding that California law applies to a dispute between Costco Wholesale Corp. and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., a federal court has dismissed Costco’s claims for violations of Washington state law and for bad faith coverage by estoppel arising out of the insurer’s refusal to handle claims of personal injury from cheese that Costco sold


Court considers insurance coverage for Listeria contamination
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2010

A federal court in Ohio has determined that, for the most part, an "all-risk" insurance policy excludes from coverage the losses sustained by a meat processor whose products were contaminated with Listeria during processing