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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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