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Proposition 37 presents potential risks for businesses
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2012

On November 6, 2012, California voters will decide Proposition 37, “The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act”

Ohio Supreme Court holds faulty workmanship is not an occurrence
  • Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2012

In its recent decision in Westfield Ins. Co. v. Custom Agri Systems, 2012 Ohio 4712 (Ohio Oct. 16, 2012), the Supreme Court of Ohio, answering a question certified by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, had occasion to consider whether “claims of defective constructionworkmanship brought by a property owner claims for ‘property damage’ caused by an ‘occurrence’ under a commercial general liability policy.”

Insurance coverage for food and beverage contamination claims and recalls
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2012

Damages owed from illness and death claims resulting from actual or alleged food and beverage contamination, along with the cost of recalls of potentially contaminated products, present serious financial risk to companies involved in the manufacture or sale of food products

Deli meat maker seeks coverage from supplier’s insurance carrier
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

A company whose deli meat products were allegedly contaminated by the inclusion of the Salmonella-tainted red and black pepper sold to it by a supplier has sued the supplier’s insurance company to recover damages resulting from the products’ recall

Insurance cos. seek declaration of no duty to defend Four Loko lawsuits
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

Two commercial liability insurance companies have filed a complaint against Phusion Projects Inc., the company that makes Four Loko, an alcoholic beverage containing stimulants such as caffeine, guarana and taurine, seeking a declaration that “they do not owe a duty to defend or indemnify” the company in personal injury and wrongful death actions filed against it in several states

Food insurance law: notable case developments
  • Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2011

What happens when your product causes another product to be recalled?

Insurer seeks declaration in coverage dispute over diacetyl litigation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2011

Arch Specialty Insurance Co. has filed a declaratory judgment action in a New York state court against a company identified as a distributor of food product ingredients, including the butter-flavoring chemical diacetyl

Lead paint: the court throws the rental market into turmoil
  • Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2011

On October 24, 2011, Maryland’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, issued its decision in Jackson v. Dackman Co., and found that the immunity provisions of The Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Act (the “Act”) are unconstitutional

Not health insurance
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2012

The class action lawyers must be getting desperate, if Reeves v. Pharmajet, Inc., 2012 WL 380186 (N.D. Ohio Feb. 3, 2012), is any indication

Health care reform update - February 6, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 6 2012

On January 27th Republicans on the House Ways & Means Committee sent a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius demanding a detailed account of the activities of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation