Successes/Case Studies

Landmark Insurance Verdict In Food-Contamination Coverage Case

We secured a pair of favorable rulings in the Delaware Supreme Court in a landmark food-contamination coverage case involving mass-tort bodily injury claims arising from an allegedly tainted food product - one establishing that policy language that insurers historically have relied on to deny coverage in product liability situations was (at best for the insurers) ambiguous and did not automatically apply in the insurer's favor; and the other that the insurer was required to pay all of our client's defense costs, even while the case proceeded to trial. We then worked with co-lead counsel to obtain a jury verdict worth more than $40 million, and we ultimately negotiated a favorable settlement for the client.