directors and officers liability insurance News

AIG Responds to Supreme Court ‘Fraud on the Market’ Ruling with D&O Endorsement

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) insurers have introduced a new policy endorsement that ensures primary directors and officers (D&O) policy funds are immediately available to clients named as defendants in securities lawsuits for the preparation of “event studies.” The endorsement …

Allied World Bermuda Upgrades Public Company D&O Coverage

Allied World Bermuda has upgraded its Executive ForceField policy to provide enhanced coverage for the protection of directors and officers of public companies. This upgraded Side ‘A’ directors & officers excess and lead difference-in-conditions insurance policy provides broad ‘Side A’ …

Travelers Adds Broad Form Plus+ to D&O Liability Portfolio

Travelers has added Broad Form Plus+ to its portfolio of directors and officers (D&O) coverages as a way to protect against concerns above and beyond corporate liabilities. While many companies typically provide protection to their directors and officers for defense …

Beazley, Hiscox Form D&O Consortium with Capacity up to $50 Million

Lloyd’s of London insurers Beazley and Hiscox have partnered to offer brokers and clients a D&O consortium through which the syndicates will provide materially higher limits and offer additional options to complex risks for U.S.-domiciled companies. Central to the proposal …

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Introduces D&O Liability Policy

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has launched Executive First, a directors & officers liability insurance policy designed to address the complex and volatile risks facing directors, officers and their companies. Executive First is targeted towards large commercial and financial organizations. …

Delaware Judge Weighs D&O Insurer’s Obligation in Oracle Settlement

Attorneys for Oracle Corp. are asking a Delaware judge to order an insurer to pay $20 million to cover attorney fees related to the proposed settlement of a shareholder lawsuit. The lawsuit challenged Oracle’s 2011 acquisition of Pillar Data Systems, …

ACE Bermuda Launches New CODA Premier D&O Policy

ACE Bermuda has launched a new CODA Premier directors and officers liability policy. The CODA Premier policy offers personal asset protection to directors and officers and is available through ACE’s commercial property and casualty insurance businesses in North America. Enhancements include limits reinstatement; longer claims reporting periods; funds for public relations purposes – to contest extradition …

IPO-Seeking China Companies Pay More to Avoid Boards Going Naked

Stephen Markscheid holds one of the riskiest jobs in the world — or so say directors and officers liability insurers. The 59-year-old former banker, a Mandarin-speaking American, sits on the boards of five U.S.-listed Chinese companies, including Jinko Solar Holding …