Acme Food Seeks Coverage From Starr For Contaminated Fruit

Law360, Chicago (August 8, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT) -- Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Co. on Wednesday removed to Washington federal court a lawsuit filed by Acme Food Sales Inc. seeking coverage for its recall of mandarin oranges that were contaminated by petroleum products.

Starr argued that the federal court has jurisdiction over the suit Acme launched in state court on July 1 because the amount of controversy exceeds the applicable $75,000 threshold, as Acme said in December that its costs for the recall were already more than $300,000 and the food product distributor is seeking...
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