A Cautionary Tale: The Importance of Diligence and Candor in Food Product Contamination Insurance

April 5, 2016

"For never was there a story of more woe…" than that of the policyholder that fails to disclose information in its insurance application. The importance of a policyholder’s candor in the insurance application process was recently illustrated in H.J. Heinz Company v. Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Company, No. 15-cv-0631, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11737 (W.D. Pa February 1, 2016), where a Court ruled that Starr can rescind the $25 million product contamination policy it issued to Heinz.

The articles on our website include some of the publications and papers authored by our attorneys, both before and after they joined our firm. The content of these articles should not be taken as legal advice. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views or official position of Robins Kaplan LLP.

Disclaimer

Anthony A. Froio

Partner

Co-Chair, Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group;
Managing Partner, Boston Office;
Member of Executive Board

Melissa M. D'Alelio

Partner

Chair, Insurance and Catastrophic Loss Group

Related Publications

August 26, 2022
Questions Remain on Computer Fraud Coverage For Phishing
Melissa D'Alelio, Robert Callahan, Jr. - Law360
June 7, 2022
Damned if You Do,
Damned if You Don’t
Taylore Karpa Schollard - The Robins Kaplan Insurance Insight
June 7, 2022
Take-Home COVID: The New Frontier?
Erica Ramsey - The Robins Kaplan Insurance Insight
June 7, 2022
What’s in a Name?
Michele N. Detherage, Esq. - The Robins Kaplan Insurance Insight
June 7, 2022
Women Leaders Excel
In Times of Crisis:
Melissa D'Alelio - The Robins Kaplan Insurance Insight
Back to Top