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Management Liability Insurer Must Defend Insured Accused of Sexual Molestation

The criminal trial in which Jerry Sandusky, the former defensive coordinator of Penn State's football team, stands accused of sexually abusing at least 10 boys over a 15-year period began Tuesday, June 4, 2012, in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky has been charged with forty criminal counts. Sandusky has...

Management Liability Insurance for Law Firms and the Dewey & LeBoeuf Bankruptcy

The collapse of the venerable Dewey & LeBoeuf law firm is a cautionary tale from which observers have drawn many lessons, including cautions about the perils associated with large law firm mergers and the challenges associated with various forms of law firm partner compensation. The firm's failure...

Management Liability Insurance and Immigration Enforcement

In a May 1, 2014 opinion ( here ), District of Kansas Judge Sam A. Crow , applying Illinois law, held that neither the EPL insurance coverage part nor the D&O insurance coverage part of a restaurant company’s management liability insurance policy covered the defense fees incurred or the forfeiture...

Management Liability Insurance: If a Qui Tam Action is a Claim, When is it “First Made”?

The federal False Claims Act imposes liability on those who defraud the government. The law also allows third-parties to bring so-called qui tam actions in the form liability claims under the Act; if the qui tam actions are successful, the third-party can receive a portion of the recovery. When a third...

Ninth Circuit: Professional Services Exclusion Precludes Coverage Under Payroll Services Firm’s Management Liability Insurance Policy

The problems that can arise from the wording of the professional services exclusion in the D&O insurance policy of a service company are perennial issues and a recurring topic on this blog (see most recently here ). In an unpublished August 18, 2015 opinion ( here ), the Ninth Circuit affirmed the...