Horses Are Off The Shelves, But Litigation Will Continue

Law360, New York (May 6, 2013, 12:33 PM EDT) -- Regulators, food distributors and, of course, lawyers are scrambling to determine the legal and reputational consequences of the still-growing horse meat scandal that recently hit Europe. Amid the recalls, finger-pointing and consumer outrage at the thought of eating horse meatballs labeled as beef, one thing remains certain: You will have time to bet on many Derby winners before this scandal is fully resolved.

The distribution networks are complex and a multitude of factual determinations will inform fault and what insurance coverage may mitigate the massive losses that are sure to pile up over the course of the next decade or so....

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