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Failure to Disclose Loss History Results in Rescission
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • January 12 2017

When a policyholder, particularly a commercial policyholder, applies for insurance coverage, a key part of the application process is the disclosure

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

Food and beverage industry target of new supply chain composition and disclosure suits. Are you covered?
  • McCarter & English LLP
  • USA
  • November 4 2015

As if risks relating to product recalls, product labeling, and food contamination were not enough, the food and beverage industry now faces potential

Clarification of the economic loss rule may greatly expand tort claims in construction litigation
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • May 31 2013

The economic loss rule is a judicially-created doctrine that sets forth the circumstances under which a tort action is prohibited if the only damages

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

Court finds coverage for consequential damages arising from product recall
  • Gray Plant Mooty
  • USA
  • January 16 2013

A Minnesota Federal District Court Judge recently ruled that the insured is entitled to defense and indemnification under its commercial liability

First-party property coverage issues arising from contaminated products claims
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2007

A company that destroys its inventories of goods or products due to contamination or some other defect sometimes makes a claim under its first-party property insurance, especially if it has not purchased recall or similar specialty insurance

California court holds product contamination insurance does not cover ingredients contaminated by insured’s supplier
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • March 18 2015

On February 6th, an intermediate level California appellate court held that a product contamination policy only covered contamination that occurs

23andMe insurer claims no duty to defend company
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2014

The insurance carrier that issued a "ProductsCompleted Operations Liability and Professional Liability Policy for Life Sciences" policy to 23andMe

California’s highest court refuses to review denial of coverage under contamination products insurance policy for ground beef recall
  • Wilson Elser
  • USA
  • May 29 2015

On May 20, 2015, the California Supreme Court denied Windsor Food Quality Company, Ltd.’s (Windsor’s) petition for review of the decision of the