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Louisiana court finds settlement of environmental enforcement actions triggers insurance coverage
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2013

The Louisiana Court of Appeals has ruled that a commercial pollution legal liability policy covered at least some costs to be incurred in connection


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 Co. seeks declaration to avoid possible “all natural” putative class action payout
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2014

Months after a Florida federal court rejected a motion to dismiss a putative class action alleging that Bodacious Foods falsely labeled its cookies


Insurer must defend claims based on insured’s use of non-pollutant floor sealer
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2013

A federal court in Missouri has determined that a floor-sealing product used by a construction cleanup company was not a "pollutant" and that the


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


Virginia Supreme Court finds no CGL insurance coverage in climate change litigation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2011

The Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that the insurance carrier for an energy company sued over global climate change did not have a duty to defend or provide indemnity coverage because there was no “occurrence” as required by the relevant policy


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


First Circuit denies insurance coverage in deceptive pomegranate ad suits
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2011

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court ruling that Welch Foods, Inc. was not entitled to defense costs and indemnity under an insurance contract which provided an exclusion for claims involving unfair competition and deceptive trade practices


Court finds insurer has duty to defend in GM rice lawsuits
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2011

A federal court in Arkansas has determined that Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. has a duty to defend an agricultural cooperative in more than 170 civil lawsuits filed by rice farmers over the contamination of their conventional crops with a genetically engineered (GE) variety


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