Tag Archives: D&O

Insurance Coverage for Trade Secrets Claims

In a competitive industry trade secrets can be incredibly valuable. As a result, when trade secrets are stolen, litigation is common. Customer information, supply-chain strategies, marketing plans: all of these have been the subject of lawsuits, typically driven by a high-level executive leaving one company and joining another. Will insurance cover these kinds of trade … Continue Reading

What’s in a Relationship? Part 1

Director & Officer Liability insurance (“D&O”) and professional liability insurance are written on a claims-made basis, and through either definitions or exclusions, treat claims that are related as one claim. Why does it matter if various claims made against an insured are related? There are several answers. Whether different claims are related could mean the … Continue Reading

Confluence of “Cyber” Events Has Directors & Officers Concerned About Coverage

Three “cyber”-related events in the last month have made corporate directors and officers sit up and take notice when it comes to cyber breaches and cyber coverage. First, the Third Circuit’s decision in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., holding that the FTC has authority to sue companies that have experienced a data breach, under federal consumer protection laws.  The … Continue Reading
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