Food Companies and Their Insurers Fight Over Recall Coverage (PDF)
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This commentary reports on recent developments that transformed a scattering of insurance coverage cases involving the food industry into a separate discipline within the category of insurance coverage litigation. Food contamination can result in insurance coverage claims under several different types of insurance policies. This commentary examines those policies, pertinent legislation and recent court decisions involving coverage disputes.
Robert D. Chesler is a shareholder in Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.'s Newark office. Mr. Chesler represents policyholders in a broad variety of coverage claims against their insurers and advises companies with respect to their insurance programs. A leading participant in the birth of modern insurance law in the early 1980s, Mr. Chesler has earned the reputation as "The Insurance Guru" for exceptional insurance coverage knowledge, and has emerged as a leader in such new areas of insurance coverage as cyber-insurance, D&O, IP, privacy and "green" insurance.
Kathleen F. Donovan is an attorney with the New York office of Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C. Ms. Donovan's practice concentrates in insurance recovery, exclusively on behalf of policyholders, and in corporate and commercial litigation. Ms. Donovan graduated Notre Dame Law School, where she served as Executive Editor and Articles Solicitation Editor of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy. She received her bachelor of business administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
Cathleen Kelly Rebar is a founding partner and shareholder in the law firm of Stewart Bernstiel & Rebar. Cathleen has been advising and counseling clients in complex litigation matters for over a decade. Cathleen is a former state and local prosecutor and a sitting Magisterial District Judge in Pennsylvania. Cathleen is licensed in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and actively represents several major companies and insurance carriers in national venues. Her aggressive yet efficient approach to litigation has made her a valuable asset to her clients. She has obtained defense verdicts in some of the worst jurisdictions and has extensive trial experience. She often lectures and writes on professional and food liability matters.
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