Tag: Del Monte

Strategies to Defeat Putative Class Claims Challenging Labeling and Marketing of Food Products

April 8, 2011 – Scott Rickman from Del Monte, Lara White from Adams and Reese, and I will be talking at the Defense Research Institute (DRI) food law break-out. This event is held in conjunction with the DRI annual product liability conference in New Orleans. Click here for the complete manuscript that we’ve prepared to … Continue Reading

Regulatory Compliance Alone Is Not Enough: Understanding and Mitigating Consumer Fraud Claims

Click on the image below to view the slide-deck from the presentation that I recently gave with Scott Rickman from Del Monte at ACI’s summit on Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance in Chicago. The ACI summit was a nice introduction to food regulation byFDA, USDA, FTC, EPA and DHS. Our presentation was intended to start … Continue Reading

Defective Cans of Fruit Deemed “Usable” by Insurer … but for What?

Can products packaged defectively for consumer sale really be usable? According to a recent case adjudicating commercial general liabilty ("CGL") and commercial umbrella insurance policies, products packaged in defective cans are not necessarily unusable.  In Silgan v. National Union Fire Insurance Co., Judge Hamilton from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, recently ruled against Silgan, a can manufacturer, … Continue Reading

Consumer Fraud Class Claims Presentation at GMA

In just a couple of weeks (Feb. 23-25), I’ll be in Austin for the GMA Food Claims & Litigation Conference. Let me know if you plan to attend. I’ll be presenting with Scott Rickman from Del Monte Foods on consumer fraud class claims arising from food product labeling and marketing. Anyone in the business of … Continue Reading
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