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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


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


Court dismisses insurer’s suit against Four Loko company
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2011

A federal court in Illinois has granted the motion to dismiss filed by Phusion Projects, Inc., which sells Four Loko, a caffeinated alcoholic beverage, in a case brought by one of the company’s insurers seeking a declaration that it owed no duty to defend or indemnify the beverage maker in third-party lawsuits claiming injury, death or economic harm


First wave of settlement checks distributed in Salmonella-tainted egg outbreak
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2011

Attorneys involved in the settlement of injury claims linked to Salmonella-contaminated eggs traced to Wright County Egg in Iowa have reportedly told The Associated Press that the first checks, issued by the egg producer’s insurer, are on their way to the first of dozens of individuals sickened during the 2010 outbreak


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


Insurers seek reimbursement for costs of defending restaurant in food toxin suit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2012

The insurance carriers for Rubio’s Restaurant have filed a motion for summary judgment in a dispute with the company that insured the restaurant’s fish supplier, following the settlement of claims pursued by a restaurant patron who alleged that he has permanent and severe neurological injuries from exposure to a toxin from the mahi-mahi in a Rubio’s fish burrito


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


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


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


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