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Locke Lord LLP

Already Expensive D&O Insurance Premiums Getting Higher For Cannabis Companies

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We are cannabis attorneys, so naturally we like to tout good news for the cannabis industry. If that is what you are looking for here, however, don’t read the rest of this post. Simply put, there has not been a ton of good...more

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.

Remuneration Policy: New Reliefs for Officers' Insurance

The Israel Securities Authority announced a new relief for public companies regarding directors’ and officers’ liability insurance. This relief will enable companies to include in remuneration policies only the scope of the...more

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[PODCAST] Resolving Business Interruption Disputes Caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Business interruption is on the minds of many, especially now as the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented legal and business challenges. In this new podcast from JAMS, two well-respected neutrals with extensive...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

First Department Affirms Ruling on Scope of “Insured vs. Insured” Exclusion to D&O Policy, Gives Cause to Consider a Creditor...

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Disputes over the scope of insurance coverage are common fixtures in the Commercial Division Courts.  Earlier this month, the First Department partially affirmed Justice Sherwood’s decision in Westchester Fire Ins. Co. v....more

Cooley LLP

Blog: COVID-19 Lawsuits Could Lead to Wave of Insurance Claims

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As shelter-in-place orders begin to ease and businesses reopen, companies should be prepared for a potential wave of lawsuits from customers and employees who may claim to have contracted COVID-19 on their premises. In...more

Jones Day

Directors' Duties—A European Overview: Financial Distress and COVID-19

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A company or group's financial distress causes significant turmoil for its owners, directors, managers, employees and often its suppliers and other creditors. For directors in particular, there are significant...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Implications of PPP Certifications for D&O Coverage

Check your D&O Policy carefully before signing. In the coming months, we will inevitably see new charges brought by the DOJ against borrowers for false statements made in PPP loan applications....more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Financing a Distressed Private Company – De-Risking Inside Rounds

During economic downturns, private technology companies often seek emergency funding from existing VC and growth equity investors. These financings, sometimes called “inside rounds,” create conflicts of interest for boards...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Acquiring a Distressed Private Technology Company – A Roadmap

After years of sky-high valuations, private equity funds and strategics will have ample opportunity to buy technology companies at a discount in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. This article highlights the unique...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Time to Review D&O Liability Protections in Distressed Private Companies

The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the oversight and management skills of directors and officers (“D&Os”) of all businesses, especially lean private companies....more

Jones Day

Prepare Now for the Coming Wave of COVID-19-Related D&O Insurance Claims

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The Situation: Corporate policyholders and their directors and officers may soon face lawsuits and claims arising from COVID-19 as the economy reopens and companies, their employees, and consumers get back to business. The...more

Bowditch & Dewey

Extending Liability Coverage By Providing Notice of Circumstances

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Litigation concerning COVID-19 has already begun. A number of lawsuits have been filed against cruise lines alleging that they were negligent by operating with infected passengers and crew members and failing to screen...more

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Preparing For COVID-19 Insurance Claims

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a public health and economic crisis of unprecedented magnitude. In the coming weeks and months, it will also lead to insurers, regulators and policyholders clashing over claims issues...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Director & Officer Theft Of Funds–Your Community Association Needs Fidelity Insurance

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FACTS- David Jensen, a longtime municipal judge, respected civil servant, and owner of an insurance company embezzled more than $40,000 from his homeowner’s association (HOA) in the last three years. This is the second case...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Coronavirus-Related Insurance Litigation Has Already Begun

The coronavirus crisis has had a devastating impact on economic activity across a variety of sectors and geographic areas, and companies have already begun to look to their insurers for coverage of losses arising out of the...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

What Now? Addressing A Crisis Of Complexity Resulting From A Hardening D&O Insurance Market

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Following several quarters of double-digit rate hikes and increased retentions, the hardening marketing for directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance is adjusting to a “new normal” of increasing exposures, claims, and...more

Proskauer Rose LLP

Thinking Ahead About Your D&O Coverage

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With most policyholders focused on recoveries from business interruption insurance, you might not think this is the time to consider your company's D&O policy. It is. What you do now can make a difference later when it comes...more

Benesch

Insurance Coverage Issues in the Midst of COVID-19

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The 2019 novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) continues to disrupt everyday life and scientific experts and world leaders agree that there is no concrete end in sight. Policyholders are understandably concerned wondering if their...more

Hodgson Russ LLP

The Coronavirus and Your Insurance Coverage Questions

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Are My Coronavirus Losses and Claims Covered by Insurance? As the global crisis stemming from the coronavirus pandemic continues, losses to businesses and other entities continue to mount. Stay-at-home orders, restrictions...more

Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP

Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

The so-called novel coronavirus, COVID-19, presents significant liability issues for companies insured under directors and officers liability policies. Whether it be securities class actions filed against public companies for...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Know Your Insurance Coverage

Coronavirus–related litigation has already begun, and private and public investigations and litigation exploring the financial harm suffered by myriad companies and investors across many industries are likely to multiply...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

The Effect Of Coronavirus (COVID-19) On Directors And Officers (D&O) Insurance (UPDATED)

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Coronaviruses represent a large family of viruses that can cause respiratory illnesses. The 2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic in China represented the first severe virus that resulted from a coronavirus,...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

D&O Liability Insurance in a Time of Financial Uncertainty

As companies scramble to mitigate losses arising from government shelter-in-place directives intended to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the insurance world has focused on business interruption coverage disputes and...more

White & Case LLP

Lessons from the trenches: Tips from a leasing company’s chapter 11

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Fixed-wing leasing companies should consider six tips for navigating a possible restructuring precipitated by the COVID-19 crisis. About a year ago, I completed the most exhausting marathon of my life serving as the chief...more

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

Protecting Your Business from Liability for COVID-19 Transmission

As businesses continue to evaluate current operations and how they will modify them as shelter-in-place orders are lifted and employees and customers return, it is important for each business to anticipate potential COVID-19...more

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