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Limits Selection & Program Structure

One of the most challenging questions for anyone that advises D&O insurance buyers is the question of what is the right amount of insurance. The question inevitably involves a mixture […]
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October Tricks – Protecting Yourself from Cyber Criminals

Heads up! October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to cover a topic that honestly deserves year-round attention. It’s certainly not the first time […]
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Be Prepared If You Receive an EEOC Charge

In most cases, under Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI), a charge from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) (or similar state or local agency) will likely trigger coverage. It is […]
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Avoiding Friction

We have evidenced a number of issues that repeatedly arise that cause unnecessary friction. As your insurance and risk management partner, in addition to negotiating and procuring the most […]
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Are You Too Trusting?

Hopefully your company enjoys some long-standing supplier relationships and a network of business partners who consistently over-deliver. While these allies can be a tremendous resource, the ease of your […]
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Risk Insights: Massive Derivative Suit Settlement for Alleged Management Failure to Prevent Sexual Misconduct

Recent news headlines have been dominated by appalling revelations that leading politicians, entertainers, political candidates and others have engaged in sexual harassment, assault, and other unacceptable behaviors. As these stories have emerged, a dynamic […]
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Cyber Insights: Equifax Data Breach Litigation Includes a Securities Suit

In the wake of credit monitoring and reporting firm Equifax’s recent announcement that it had sustained a data breach involving 143 million U.S. customers, a wave of consumer class action lawsuits have followed. […]
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Cyber Insights: Home Depot Settles Data Breach Derivative Lawsuit

Between 2014 and 2015, several companies that experienced high-profile data breaches were served with cybersecurity-related D&O lawsuits. All of these lawsuits were dismissed, including the one against Home Depot. The plaintiffs in the […]
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Secure Cyber Security

Surprisingly, most organizations have cyber assets that are worth 14 percent more than their plant property and equipment (PP&E), but not surprisingly, their rate of insurance is higher for […]
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Cyberspace Under Siege

The IT security company Trend Micro declared 2016 “The Year of Online Extortion.” It’s likely they’re now calling 2017 “The Supersized Year of Online Extortion” following an alarming recent […]
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