Insurer Sues Sensient To Duck Popcorn Flavoring Coverage

Law360, New York (July 6, 2012, 3:05 PM EDT) -- Columbia Casualty Co. launched a suit Thursday in Georgia federal court seeking to avoid insuring Sensient Flavors LLC in litigation alleging the food-flavoring company exposed an employee to diacetyl, a possibly harmful chemical used in buttered popcorn.

The insurer said its policy with Sensient did not cover claims in the underlying suit in Gwinnett County state court by Kenneth F. Anderson. While working in Sensient’s food manufacturing plant in Forest Park, Ga., Anderson was exposed to diacetyl that caused him to suffer “severe and permanent injury...
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