The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota recently dismissed a directors and officers liability coverage suit, rejecting plaintiffs' argument that an underlying suit had to be brought by the insured in his capacity as an insured in order to implicate the policy's insured vs. insured exclusion.
The Supreme Court recently issued an important decision regarding the test for determining whether an investment adviser has violated its "fiduciary duty" to a mutual fund by charging excessive fees under 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940.
In his remarks Monday, March 15, 2010, at the World Insurance Forum in Bermuda, Jeremy Cox, Chief Executive Officer of the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA), announced that, during a break at the Forum, CEO Cox and Dr. Monica Mächler, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the BMA and FINMA.
The third panel of the first day of the PLUS D&O Symposium focused on current issues surrounding Excess and Side A insurance policies.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has published a paper on executive remuneration, to help remuneration committees understand how shareholders expect companies to apply the ABI's influential guidelines on executive remuneration in the current economic climate.
German insurer Munich Re issued a press release stating that while 2009 saw fewer natural catastrophe losses than 2008, the number of natural hazard events was above average.
The United States District Court for the Northern District of California, applying California law, has held that an “insured v. insured” clause exclusion in a D&O policy for claims asserted by an insured against an insured did not preclude the insurer from paying for the entire defense costs incurred by insured and non-insured claimants.
Jeremy Cox will succeed Matthew Elderfield as CEO of the BMA at the beginning of next year.
The High Court's decision in R&R Development Ltd v AXA Insurance UK Plc 2009 EWHC 2424 (Ch) concerned the issue of whether ambiguous questions in a proposal form for a contract of insurance could be construed by following the Contra Proferentem principle without the need for the court to decide upon the correct interpretation of the questions.
Following a nation-wide search, Michael Bemi, Chair of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (the "VCIA") Board of Directors, recently announced that the VCIA has selected Richard Smith as the new President of the VCIA.