Case Study: Silgan Containers V. National Union

Law360, New York (April 29, 2010, 1:16 PM EDT) -- A district court in California recently found that an insurer was not liable where its insured sought coverage under its Commercial Umbrella policy for loss it suffered as a result of the manufacture of a defective product.

Ruling in favor of the insurer on partial summary judgment, the Northern District Court held that there was no “property damage” or “loss of use” under the policy where the defective product was incorporated into another product, but did not contaminate or otherwise created a dangerous product and where...
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