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Foster Farms battles insurers over definition of 'recall'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 13:07

A package of Foster Farms fresh chicken fillets is seen at a Burbank grocery storeBy P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - Foster Farms and its London insurers are facing off over the definition of "product recall" as the poultry producer seeks payment of $14.2 million in claims arising from a government-mandated shutdown of one of its plants, court documents show. The company in June sued a group of Lloyd's of London [LOL.UL] underwriters, arguing the closure and resulting product losses constituted a recall under the terms of the company's insurance. Foster Farms, one of the largest U.S. chicken producers, filed an amended complaint last Thursday in U.S. district court in Fresno, California, saying three insurance underwriters at Lloyd's acted improperly when they rejected its claims associated with January production stoppages mandated by federal regulators. In essence, the insurers said the Foster Farms policy covered economic losses when the company pulled back its products from customers, not when the company destroyed products that it had not yet shipped to customers, documents in the case show.


Lerner warned IRS workers about 'what we say in e-mails'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 13:03

Former IRS official warned colleagues that Congress might ask for their e-mails.

       

Dolly Parton offers to adopt "Dolly" the dog

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:58
Dolly Parton wants to take an unlikely fan home.

Shock in Brazil after German rout

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:57
No attempt to justify Brazil's crushing World Cup defeat
Categories: BBC World News

Hospital pharmacist charged in theft of 200K pills

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:57
A pharmacist who oversaw a major hospital's vault of drugs stole nearly 200,000 powerful painkillers he was supposed to safeguard and dispense, narcotics prosecutors said Tuesday as they unveiled a case that makes unusual use of a state drug-kingpin law.

Derailed fuselages removed from Montana river

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:57
Crews have removed all three commercial airplane fuselages from a river embankment in western Montana after they tumbled off a train in a derailment.

Donald Sterling, owner of Los Angeles Clippers, spars with estranged wife’s attorney in court

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:53
Donald Sterling, who is challenging the sale of his Los Angeles Clippers, gave testy, bombastic testimony and sparred with his estranged wife’s lawyer in court.

Football? Rainiers roll, 14-7

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:52
Three home runs, 19 hits and a five-run first inning help Tacoma end the suspense early.

Pilot dies in Fall City golf-course plane crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:46
A Cessna 182 crashed at the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course in Fall City Tuesday morning, killing the unidentified male pilot, authorities said.

6 Everest College campuses in Washington up for sale

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:46
Corinthian Colleges, which operates six Everest College campuses in Washington, is putting the schools up for sale.

Medical-marijuana professionals fear retail regulation

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:46
As lines formed outside Washington’s first legal retail marijuana shops today, a quiet waiting room in a downtown Seattle office building filled with another group of people looking to buy pot.

Crumbs cupcake shop shows dangers of focusing on single product

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:46
Trendy products tend to attract competition, and companies selling a single item are more susceptible to customers’ whims and changing tastes. Locally, the owners of Cupcake Royale and Trophy Cupcakes say they have avoided over-expanding the way the faltering Crumbs did.

Sounders get a double dose of Portland

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:46
The Sounders host the Timbers in a U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal game Wednesday at Starfire. Then the teams play an MLS contest Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

Utah to appeal gay marriage case to Supreme Court

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:37

State to challenge federal appellate ruling that same-sex couples have right to marry.

       

GOP lawsuit against Obama could outlast his presidency

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:36

Republicans' planned lawsuit against President Obama could outlast his presidency.

       

Hundreds line up at Washington pot shops as state begins legal marijuana sales

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:35
Surrounded by thousands of packages of marijuana, Seattle's top prosecutor sought some advice: Which one should he buy? A new day, indeed.

VIDEO: Inside Sloviansk security service HQ

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:24
Steve Rosenberg reports from the cellar of the security service building in the city of Slovyansk, the city recently retaken by the Ukrainian army.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: US does not seek to contain China

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:19
US Secretary of State John Kerry is in China for talks with President Xi Jinping.
Categories: BBC World News

'Staggering' pain claims in Brooklyn stoke suspicion

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:16

USA TODAY analysis finds unusual number of shared patients among pain specialists.

       

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White Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:16
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