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Too Many Claims, Not Enough Insurance :: Priority of Payment Issues, Revisited

The challenges associated with prioritizing payments under insurance programs with insufficient limits continue to surface in financial crisis litigation.  Claims arising out of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, seeking billions of dollars in damages, recently forced consideration of this difficult issue.  In August 2011, former directors and officers of failed financial giant Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (LBHI), including ex-CEO Richard Fuld, agreed to pay $90 million to settle a single securiti ......

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What is a Claim? Expanded Coverage for Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions

As enhanced regulations and the Dodd-Frank whistleblower incentives begin generating an increase in SEC investigations and enforcement actions, insurance companies are offering expanded coverage for the cost associated with defending against governmental investigations.  See Kara Altenbaumer-Price, MBIA Case: Second Circuit Takes Broad View of Investigations Coverage Under D&O Policy, SAGACITY (USI, Dallas, Tex.), Sept. 30, 2011 (copy with author).  From the insured’s standpoint, the inv ......

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Too Many Claims, Not Enough Insurance :: Priority of Payment Issues

Given the extraordinary cost of defending financial crisis claims and the unprecedented damage models implicated in many such lawsuits, the potential litigation exposure faced by an insured defendant often dwarfs the limits of even comprehensive insurance programs.  With too many claims and an unmanageable number of insureds, the practical problem is that the available insurance may be grossly insufficient to defend and resolve the pending claims against insured persons.  This raises the issu ......

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