Increasing Fine Risks Weigh On D&O Coverage

Law360, London (November 20, 2019, 3:54 PM GMT) -- Company bosses face increasing financial risk a result of fines handed out by regulators, securities class actions and sexual harassment claims, according to a report published Wednesday by Chubb, warning that executives need to factor those costs into their coverage.

The report, by insurer Chubb and law firm Clyde & Co., found that “the willingness of courts and regulators to hold individuals accountable” was a risk for corporate directors and officers that needs to be taken into account when assessing insurance coverage. 

The report cited the risks from securities class action litigation filed in the U.S., targeting corporate executives at public...

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