Alcohol manufacturer sued for injuries allegedly involving additives in beverages not afforded coverage under liquor liability exclusion to insurance policy

A recent 7th Circuit opinion has highlighted an issue relevant to any manufacturer adding caffeine or other stimulants or its beverages.  The case of Netherlands Ins. Co. v. Phusion Projects, Inc., involved the appeal of a lower court decision holding that the insurance companies that granted general commercial insurance coverage to Phusion Projects, the makers […]

You Could Be Liable if Your Employee Improperly Cleans Up After a Spill in a Grocery Store

The Fourth Circuit reversed a trial judge’s decision to let a wine distributor off the hook for liability in a slip fall.  The opinion can be found here.  It is notable because it’s a fact patter that is fairly common and provides some discussion topics for employees who may find themselves in a similar situation, […]