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For the first time in history, many U.S. insurers today are willing to afford coverage under various types of insurance policies for punitive and exemplary damages under certain circumstances.  ...
In the past, directors and officers generally recognized that their company should purchase D&O insurance, but they had little interest in the details.  Besides the total amount of coverage ...
In response to recent criticisms, federal law enforcement authorities are now investigating with greater frequency and vigor potential criminal charges against directors and officers in a variety ...
Since the insurance crisis of the mid-1980s, companies of all sizes have given increased attention to the appropriateness of alternative methods to finance director and officer (“D&O”) ...
Because directors generally oversee the performance of senior officers, the directors have far less involvement in company performance, disclosures and problems than officers.  As a result, ...
Historically, there was considerable doubt whether a corporation could financially protect its directors and officers from personal liability.  Some early authority indicated that corporate ...
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