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Proceeds of D&O policy are not property of the estate despite entity coverage
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2007

In two related actions, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware ruled that the proceeds of a D&O policy are not property of the debtor's estate and refused to grant an injunction requested by a trustee to prevent the directors and officers from consummating a settlement that would exhaust the policy limits


Policyholder’s bankruptcy does not relieve insurer’s obligations for “loss”
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2014

The Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, applying Wisconsin law, has held that a policyholder's bankruptcy did not relieve an insurer of its obligations to


Priority of payments provision allows insurer to make settlement payments on covered claims against directors and officers
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2012

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska has held that an insurer may make settlement payments for claims against a debtor’s directors and officers where any claims of the debtor are subordinate to those of the directors and officers under the terms of the policy


Unfair Trade Practices exclusion inapplicable to claims arising under fair debt collection statutes; statutory damages covered
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2013

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has held that an E&O policy issued to a now-bankrupt credit counseling


Bankruptcy Court lifts automatic stay to allow insurers to pay defense costs
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2012

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has lifted the automatic stay in bankruptcy to permit D&O and E&O insurers to advance or reimburse insured directors,’ officers’ and employees’ reasonable defense costs incurred in underlying litigation arising out of the insured company’s collapse


Controlling shareholder’s bankruptcy does not render entity insolvent; fraud claim uninsurable as a matter of law
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2013

Applying Minnesota law, a federal district court has held that, where an entity's principal shareholder was insolvent, but the entity was not, the


Suit for misuse of investment funds does not allege act in performance of “mortgage broker services” within definition of “insured services”
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2013

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas has held that underlying claims that the insureds misused investment


Unfair trade practices exclusion inapplicable to claims arising under fair debt collection statutes, statutory damages covered
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • June 11 2013

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has held that an E&O policy issued to a now-bankrupt credit counseling


Sixth Circuit finds no bankruptcy exception to prohibition against direct actions in Tennessee
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2014

The Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that no exception exists to Tennessee's general prohibition on direct actions against an insurer


Federal district court reverses bankruptcy court ruling allowing appointment of “special insurance counsel”
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2008

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has reversed a bankruptcy court ruling allowing two law firmsSnyder Miller & Orton LLP (SMO) and Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP (MLB)to serve as "special insurance counsel" to address insurance and insurance-coverage-litigation-related matters under the narrow special purpose standards of 327(e