Hunton Insurance Coverage attorneys Syed Ahmad and Geoff Fehling contributed to the firm’s Recall Roundup, a monthly publication canvassing consumer product and retail recalls and related litigation. In the October issue, Ahmad and Fehling discuss two recent decisions with potentially broad implications. In Lake Country Foods, Inc. v. Houston Casualty Co., No. 18-CV-734 (E.D. Wis. filed May 11, 2018), nutritional supplement manufacturer Lake Country Foods, Inc., (“LCF”) filed an insurance coverage complaint seeking to enforce its rights under a product contamination policy issued by Houston Casualty Company (“HCC”) arising from a salmonella contamination incident. In the October Recall Roundup, Ahmad and Fehling discuss the potential impact that the insurer’s counterclaims seeking reimbursement of the approximately $1.2 million advance payment it made in response to the alleged salmonella contamination incident might have on the pending insurance recovery dispute.
Ahmad and Fehling also discuss Amalgamated Sugar Co. v. The Cincinnati Insurance Co., a declaratory judgment action filed by Amalgamated Sugar Co., the second-largest sugarbeet processor in the United States, against its commercial general liability insurer, seeking to recover more than $1 million in losses sustained by customers that received contaminated sugar products.
You can read more about both recall litigations and other important developments concerning the retail industry and product recalls in the Hunton Retail Law Resource.