Four Loko Maker Lobbies 7th Circ. In Feud With Insurers

Law360, Chicago (September 23, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT) -- The maker of Four Loko, a caffeinated alcoholic beverage, pressed the Seventh Circuit Monday to reverse a decision freeing Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. units from defending it in four lawsuits blaming the controversial drink for injury and death, arguing the insurers can’t hide behind a liquor liability exclusion.

During oral arguments in Chicago, Phusion Projects Inc. said the lower court interpreted the clause too broadly when it excused the insurers — Netherlands Insurance Co. and Indiana Insurance Co. — from covering four of five underlying suits...
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