Northern Insurance Co. of New York v. Allied Mutual Insurance Co.
955 F. 2d 1353 (9th Cir. 1992)
A Mr. and Mrs. Howard sued the makers of California Cooler, alleging that the mother's use of that drink had caused her child to be born with FAS. After two years of litigation, the Howards voluntarily dropped their lawsuit.
This case involved a dispute among the insurance companies and others regarding who was responsible for the costs of defending the manufacturer during the two years of litigation.