Silgan Takes Pull Tab Coverage Suit To Supreme Court

Law360, Washington (September 30, 2011, 4:32 PM EDT) -- Silgan Containers Corp. asked the U.S. Supreme Court last week to revive its suit seeking to force its insurer to pay more than $4.6 million to cover losses stemming from defective pull tab cans it made for Del Monte Corp.

The dispute began when Silgan supplied Del Monte with batches of pull tab cans that did not function properly. Thousands of customers — 5,100 in fiscal year 2005 — complained to Del Monte that they were having trouble opening fruit cups using the pull tabs. In...
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