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An expert’s guess on how long the D&O hard market will last

June 16, 2021 by Adam Malik

While things may not get any worse in the directors and officers (D&O) liability market, it’ll still be about another 18 months until things start to turn for the better, an expert in the area predicted. “I don’t see it

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Tips on securing D&O coverage in a pandemic

June 7, 2021 by Adam Malik

Mired in a hard market, brokers need to give twice the typical amount of lead time these days when contacting underwriters to secure directors and officers (D&O) coverage for clients, according to a broker expert. The D&O market will remain

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Why brokers may face E&O exposure due to COVID-19

January 20, 2021 by Adam Malik

One prominent industry observer is “quite concerned” that brokers may be facing errors and omissions risk exposure due to COVID-19, especially if court decisions go a certain way. For Phil Cook, chairman of Omega Insurance Holdings, the risk is that

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Why the D&O market will probably get harder

December 15, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Data breaches and the impact of COVID-19 on a company’s financial performance are among the “megatrends” affecting directors’ and officers’ liability claims, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty warned in a report released Dec. 15. “Outside the U.S., securities class actions

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How does directors’ and officers’ vicarious liability work with franchise corporations?

February 14, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If your clients are directors and officers of a company that licences its brand to franchisees, can those clients and the owner of the brand be vicariously liable for alleged wrongdoings on the part of franchisees? It depends in large

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Corporate Headwinds

August 1, 2019 Jeff Buckstein

Corporate boards in Canada face different exposures today than they did in the past. How has D&O insurance changed to help boards face these new challenges?

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Why this commercial line is unprofitable

November 27, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Commercial brokers could see fewer carriers offering directors and officers (D&O) liability in the future. That’s because “market consolidation is something that you might see on the carrier side,” said Ian Fraser, assistant vice president of technology, cyber and professional

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Why this insurer is ‘shrinking’ its D&O liability business

October 26, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Lawsuits arising from corporate mergers and acquisitions and “creative theories of liability” are reducing Chubb Limited’s appetite to insure directors’ and officers’ liability. Since 2016, there has been an increase in the frequency of lawsuits against directors and officers, said

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The ‘wake-up call’ for brokers placing D&O liability

October 2, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A multi-million-dollar pollution clean-up order that spooked the Canadian insurance industry has some commercial brokers taking a good hard look at the exact wording of mid- to large-sized clients’ directors and officers (D&O) liability policies. The Ontario Ministry of the

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How commercial insurers are addressing this D&O coverage gap

September 21, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

If your corporate client goes under and occupies polluted land, what happens if individual directors are left on the hook to clean up environmental contamination? This is the subject of “long, complex discussions” that Aon Canada brokers are having with

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Directors’ liability at issue in challenge to environmental protection order

August 17, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A Saskatchewan company facing a possible fine of $1 million arising from an alleged environmental offence could have its case heard by the Supreme Court of Canada. The case centres around the validity of an environmental protection order. In Canada,

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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