Tag Archives: Excess Insurance

Second Circuit: Excess D&O Policy’s Warranty Statement Exclusion Precludes Coverage

The Second Circuit recently took up the insurance coverage dispute arising out of the high profile enforcement action the SEC pursued against hedge fund Patriarch Partners and its CEO, Lynn Tilton. The district court had ruled that coverage under the firm’s third level excess D&O insurance policy for the expenses the firm incurred in defending … Continue Reading

D&O Insurance: Late Notice and Excess Coverage

Everyone involved with D&O insurance knows that it is important to keep up with case law developments, in order to appreciate how courts are interpreting and applying various policy terms and conditions. But sometimes there is an additional reason why it is a good to keep up with court decisions – sometimes the cases provide … Continue Reading

Delaware Supreme Court: Insured’s Payment of Defense Expenses Does Not Trigger Excess Insurer’s Payment Obligations

On September 7, 2012, the Delaware Supreme Court, applying California law, held that Intel’s excess insurer’s defense obligations were not triggered where Intel had settled with the underlying insurer for less than policy limits and had itself funded the defense fees above the settlement amount and below the underlying insurer’s policy limit. A copy of … Continue Reading

Excess D & O Insurance: The Exhaustion Trigger

As I have noted in prior posts (most recently here), due to increasing average claims severity and escalating defense expense, excess D & O insurance is an increasingly important factor in the resolution of claims involving directors and officers of public companies. The greater involvement of excess D & O insurance has also meant an … Continue Reading