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This article looks at the concept of corporate social responsibility and the benefits of companies taking such positions; corporate accountability when such positions are asserted, including potential risks given the current litigation climate, as well as the political, economic and social environments; and potential issues underwriters and claims handlers should consider when insuring companies that take more active positions on social responsibility.
We consider the 2018 filing trends, provide an analysis of recent US Supreme Court decisions that have the potential to impact the liability of directors’ and officers’ and provide an overview of several of the key cases from 2018 addressing coverage under D&O insurance policies in the US.
This summary will discuss 2018 filing trends, as well as provide an overview of recent US Supreme Court decisions that have the potential to impact the liability of directors’ and officers’ in the United States. It will also provide an overview of several of the key cases that came down in 2018 addressing coverage under D&O insurance policies.
Since October 5, 2017, the date on which The New York Times first ran its report exposing the numerous sexual harassment and assault allegations made by several women against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, the flood gates have opened on high-profile allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace and beyond.
We are pleased to announce that Eric Scheiner, former Managing Partner of Sedgwick’s Chicago office, has joined as a partner and will be based in our Chicago office. Joining Eric in the move from Sedgwick are partners Dick Geddes and Jennifer Quinn Broda.