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Aon Financial Services Group: D&O Quarterly Review


A monthly publication highlighting news and developments in executive liability and insurance

2017 Quarterly Review - First Quarter

General News

  • Securities Class Action Filings Are At Highest Levels in 20 years
  • The Supreme Court to hear whether the Filing of a Securities Class Action Lawsuit Tolls the Securities Act’s Time Limitation on Lawsuits

Cases of Interest

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms Insured vs. Insured Exclusion Bars Coverage for Suit Led by Former Director
  • U.S. Securities Laws Are Applicable to Purchases of Volkswagen’s Sponsored ADRs
  • SLUSA Covers Class Actions that Could be Pursued under Federal Securities Law
  • Eleventh Circuit Finds CGL Insurer has no Duty to Reimburse Insured for Pre-Tender Defense Fees
  • Court Finds that a Memorandum Opinion was Not a Final and Non-Appealable Adjudication
  • Two-Year Notice Delay Does Not Bar Coverage When Delay Did Not Cause Prejudice
  • Court Construes Ambiguity in Favor of Policyholder in Determining that Alleged Violations of Common Law Constitute a Securities Claim
  • Delaware Court Affirms the "Volcano" Decision, Extending the Business Judgment Rule to Tender Offers

Cyber Corner

  • Third Circuit Decision Confers Standing Absent Allegations of Injury-in-Fact

Related Information

Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance
D&O Year in Review


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