Tag Archives: D&ampO

Sexual Misconduct and D&O Claims

The fallout from the current wave of revelations sexual misconduct involving media figures, politicians, and corporate executives has included, among other things, a rash of D&O claims – including, for example, claims against the boards of 21st Century Fox and … Continue reading

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Drawing a Line in the Sand: The Second Circuit Tries to Define Where D&O Coverage Ends and E&O Coverage Begins

Policyholders often obtain both errors and omissions (E&O) and directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance policies because they provide complementary coverage. E&O policies provide coverage for claims for wrongful acts arising from the provision of “professional services,” and while D&O … Continue reading

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D&O Insurance: Special Event Exclusion Does Not Preclude Subsequent Litigation Coverage

As I have frequently noted, a recurring and vexing D&O insurance issue is the question of relatedness between different claims. Another frequent D&O insurance coverage issue is the question of the applicability of a special event or prior litigation exclusion. … Continue reading

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Do Privacy Issues Represent the Next Big D&O Liability Exposure?

For some time, observers (including me) have been discussing the extent to which the rising numbers of corporate data breaches would translate into to D&O litigation. There of course have been some data breach-related D&O lawsuits;  indeed, plaintiffs’ lawyers have … Continue reading

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Guest Post: How “Pure Entity” Australian Class Actions have Distorted the D&O Market

Francis Kean Regular readers of this blog know that class action litigation is an important part of the Australian liability environment. Although comparisons between the Australian class action system and the U.S. system are frequent, there are important differences in … Continue reading

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