GreenGate Fresh’s romaine lettuce might once have made you ill, but their recent victory in the New York Appellate Division certainly won’t. GreenGate was one of many lettuce producers forced to recall their lettuce amidst two E. Coli outbreaks in 2018. GreenGate sought coverage for the recall from its insurer, Houston Casualty Company, who denied coverage, contending that the government recall was not specifically directed at GreenGate. The trial court disagreed and entered judgment in favor of GreenGate. The New York Appellate Division affirmed, finding it irrelevant that GreenGate was not specifically named in the government’s recall recommendation.
The surge in prices for eggs—the fourth most-purchased US grocery item—over the past months has surprised many American shoppers. Last December, a dozen eggs cost $4.25 on average; 120% higher than at the same time in 2021. The price hike stems from many factors, including supply chain issues and inflation. But the primary culprit is the outbreak of the deadliest bird flu in US history, which has killed millions of chickens. Grocery shoppers, however, are not the only ones feeling the economic impact of the ravage to poultry flocks. Livestock owners and businesses are also feeling the economic pinch, particularly in areas hit hardest by the bird flu. Insurance is a key component of risk management for livestock businesses and owners. Here, we explore how insurance can mitigate the risks to livestock owners and businesses of accidental or unexpected events that result in the death of animals or economic losses.…
Supply chain disruptions caused by a number of unrelated events – the pandemic, ice storms, wildfires, and droughts – were commonplace in the retail industry in 2021. Obtaining the correct insurance coverage can help mitigate present and future supply chain risks. In the recently published Retail Industry 2021 Year In Review, we highlight some key concerns and coverages to look out for. A copy of the full publication can be found here.
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