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How D&O risks are changing in the mining sector

November 8, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If you place directors and officers’ liability insurance for mining companies, the underwriter will want to know how the client manages risks such as pollution and shareholder litigation, a commercial broker advises. In lawsuits against directors and officers of mining

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How the Big 5 banks insure their directors’ liability

March 18, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Canada’s five biggest banks are paying nearly $8 million a year collectively in premiums, for billions in directors’ and officers’ liability insurance with no deductibles, recent security filings show. The total coverage limit and the circumstances under which those policies

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These directors resigned from their board but still got sued

July 9, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A recently-announced agreement to settle a lawsuit valued at $500,000 shows the liability risk faced by directors of Ontario-based companies with overseas operations. Even though four directors and officers had resigned, citing a lack of cooperation with the company’s managers

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U.S. commercial insurance prices remain nearly flat in the second quarter: Willis Towers Watson survey

September 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Commercial insurance prices in the United States were again nearly flat during the second quarter of 2017, global advisory, broking and solutions company Willis Towers Watson (WTW) reported on Monday. For the eight quarter in a row, price changes were

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Cyber market ‘softer than ever,’ commercial property, general liability rates down in U.S. in Q2: CIAB

August 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Responses from brokers surveyed indicate commercial property insurance rates in the United States dropped an average of 3.6% during the three months ending June 30, with average premium pricing down 1.44% in cyber, in a market that is “softer than

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Fairfax ‘not oriented’ towards more acquisitions: Watsa

August 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Officials with Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., which recently bought a majority interest in Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG, “want to look at how” they can “organically expand” the firm’s existing business, chairman Prem Watsa told financial analysts recently. Toronto-based

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Combined ratio down 4.6 points at Axis Capital

July 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. reported Wednesday a 4.6-point improvement in its Q2 combined ratio, from 102.2% in the second quarter of 2016 to 97.6% in the latest quarter. Pembroke, Bermuda-based Axis Capital writes both reinsurance and commercial primary insurance worldwide

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Trisura licensed to sell insurance in the U.S.

July 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Trisura Group Ltd., a surety and commercial specialty insurer that was spun off this year from Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management Inc., plans to begin writing insurance in the United States. In a July 12 press release, Trisura said it “has

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Fairfax completes acquisition of Allied World

July 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. has completed its acquisition of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG, the firms announced Thursday. The deal was valued at nearly $5 billion when it was announced Dec. 18, 2016. All figures are in U.S.

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Quebec online gaming vendor facing class-action shareholders lawsuit must disclose liability insurance policies: Court

January 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A Pointe-Claire, Québec-based online gaming company, whose former chief executive officer is facing insider trading charges, has been ordered to provide its general liability, errors and omissions, and directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policies to shareholders who are suing the

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U.S. professional liability market to remain robust in 2017, with competitive level for D&O and E&O businesses remaining heightened: A.M. Best

January 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The professional liability sector of the United States property and casualty insurance market will continue to be robust in 2017, with the competitive level for directors and officers (D&O) and errors and omissions (E&O) businesses specifically remaining heightened, A.M. Best

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‘Sloppy paperwork’ alone does not trigger oppression remedy: Supreme Court of Canada

November 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The failure of a company to follow the Canada Business Corporations Act does not necessarily trigger an oppression remedy, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in a divided decision released Friday. Section 241 of the Canada Business Corporations Act essentially