Slew of Republican Judicial Appointments Could Bode Well for D&O Insurers

By | November 27, 2017

  • November 27, 2017 at 9:04 am
    AlJohn FranKonyers Hypocrite Groapologists says:
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    The redux of D&O suits should be anticipated for the 3 key reasons given; 1. appointment of more conservative judges, 2. ebb & flow of the bases for D&O class action lawsuits due to D&O’s awareness of what will yield lawsuits and their response to prevent such suits, and 3. lower M&A activities leading to fewer opportunities for those suits.

    But the factors mitigating these lawsuits going forward won’t impact NEW approaches to expanding the criteria for D&O liability by plaintiffs, individually for large, institutional investors, or by class action groups. How much these new approaches will offset the decreases is yet unknown, and difficult to project. How creative will the D&O plaintiff’s lawyers be in their legal pleadings in the future?

    • November 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm
      Jack Kanauph says:
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      I voted Like just for your name!

    • November 27, 2017 at 4:26 pm
      Agent says:
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      Very creative. It is interesting that the double standard reigns supreme with liberal politicians. These guys should all be thrown out of office and rode out of town on a rail after being tarred and feathered.

    • November 27, 2017 at 4:51 pm
      Dave says:
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      Great analysis. Love the name.

  • November 27, 2017 at 1:50 pm
    InsuremanVA says:
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    Too true AlJohn FranKonyers Hypocrite Groapologists.
    The lawyers will always try to bring suit over a covered grievance. Insurance is where the money is going to come from.

    • November 27, 2017 at 5:20 pm
      Agent says:
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      The more liberal judges we replace with Conservatives, the better off this country will be.

      • November 28, 2017 at 8:01 am
        AlJohn FranKonyers Hypocrite Groapologists says:
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        True; lesser restrictions on businesses through lower regulation and lesser chances of adjudicated liability for ridiculous reasons will enable businesses to open, compete locally and globally, and drive down prices to consumers through efficiency and innovation. Under stricter regulation and higher chance of lengthy, expensive litigation, some businesses will avoid markets, or avoid expansion, thus lowering supply of goods and services.

        • November 28, 2017 at 4:24 pm
          Meanwhile says:
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          the exact opposite for individuals in this country. Wonderful. Can’t wait.

          • November 29, 2017 at 9:59 am
            AlJohn FranKonyers Hypocrite Groapologists says:
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            Nope. Not the exact opposite. If you want people to take your posts seriously, you’ll support them with reasonable hypotheses supported with facts, if not logic alone.

  • November 28, 2017 at 9:50 am
    Ron says:
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    History has proven that the rich and powerful, left alone, have always done what is right to benefit others and have no interest in doing whatever they feel is necessary in order to maintain/grow their wealth and power. (End sarcasm)

    • November 28, 2017 at 10:27 am
      AlJohn FranKonyers Hypocrite Groapologists says:
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      Another Straw Man Argument.

      Who implied that anyone participating in a consumer market will be ‘left alone’? In days of social media, can anyone escape scrutiny or criticism for malfeasance or criminal behavior? Hmmm?

      • November 28, 2017 at 10:55 am
        Ron says:
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        This will limited recourse against the misdeeds of executives. How can you see it any other way?

        • November 28, 2017 at 4:37 pm
          AlJohn FranKonyers Hypocrite Groapologists says:
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          Nope. The courts are still open. No limitation, but perhaps some delays due to malicious, irresponsible litigation.

        • November 29, 2017 at 10:02 am
          AlJohn FranKonyers Hypocrite Groapologists says:
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          This will lead to greater competition and innovation, with commensurate rewards for creativity, hard work on the underlying research, and risk taking. How can you see it any other way?

          • November 29, 2017 at 12:27 pm
            Ron says:
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            “If you want people to take your posts seriously, you’ll support them with reasonable hypotheses supported with facts, if not logic alone.”

            See, it goes both ways.

          • November 29, 2017 at 1:55 pm
            AlJohn FranKonyers Hypocrite Groapologists says:
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            So, what is it about greater freedom to expand into consumer markets from lower regulation or fewer lawsuits that leads to more creativity, more productivity, and more rewards for risk taking that you don’t understand?

  • November 28, 2017 at 11:00 am
    wayne smith says:
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    Justice should be blind. Liberals/democrats tend to look for judges who favor the “little guy” as they define it. Whether rich or poor, each should get a fair fight when it comes to justice. It is true Republican appointed judges, by and large, simply uphold the law as passed by Congress rather than make law from the bench. Don’t like the outcome, change the laws.

    • November 29, 2017 at 9:53 pm
      UW says:
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      It will be great for all corporations when you can’t sue them anymore. Republicans don’t care about anything but rich people and corporations. They legislate from the bench, ignore the Constitution, and do everything possible to advance the power of the elites. Liberals should pack the courts next time they have control, and impeach Gorsuch the second they have the votes, but they stupidly think the old rules and norms established to protect the Constitution still apply, so they won’t. We are in the end stages of capitalism and what comes next will likely be much worse.

      • November 30, 2017 at 8:33 pm
        AlJohn FranKonyers Hypocrite Groapologists says:
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        Straw Man Argument. No one suggested/s completely censoring lawsuits against corporations.

        Falsehood propagated by liberals; “Republicans don’t care…. etc.”

        “Legislate from the bench”… like, with a phone and pen?

        Psst; Liberals won’t have any more chances to ‘pack the courts’.

        • December 1, 2017 at 4:22 pm
          Agent says:
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          If we are lucky, two more vacancies will be filled in the next three years with “Conservative” judges and Chucky Schmucky will be admitted to an asylum.

          • December 2, 2017 at 7:57 am
            AlJohn FranKonyers Hypocrite Groapologists says:
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            Actually, I prefer Chucky Schmucky Schumer to continue in his position, to whine and moan about Republicans who will MAGA and thus win even more seats in federal, state, and local governments. Chucky and Bernie need to remain in office to show US citizens how the Dems/ Socialists/ communists don’t understand, and repeatedly fail at, social, fiscal, immigration, and foreign policy.



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