Bribery and the Board in the Insurance Broker Business

Between the FCPA, UK Bribery Act and the CFPOA there are many new cases in the bribery landscape. However, there is a very recent case involving a multinational insurance brokerage. This case is not categorized as a direct bribery issue, but rather a failure to prevent bribery. The Financial Services Authority (FSA) announced last week,here, tha...
Posted: 8/1/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

CFPOA (Bribery) Enforcement Action on the Rise

Risk Management will be a particular challenge based on the “ground level” exposures and the difficulty identifying and controlling risk that is created by a vast number of activities conducted by a large number of people with significant geographic and supervisory separation.Therefore, based on single aggregate limits, and considera...
Posted: 7/8/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

Canadian Class Action Securities Claims

This may surprise a lot of Canadian directors and officers. NERA Economic Consulting recent published its “Trends in Canadian Securities Class Action: 2010 Update”, here, co-authored by Mark L. Berenblut, Bradley A. Heys, and Tara K. Singh. They suggest there are 28 active lawsuits, alleging almost $16 billion in damages. Eight ...
Posted: 4/14/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

Theft of Company Documents: Employment Practices Liability (EPL) – A Loss Control Opportunity

I don’t like to post US case law, but this situation presents a good loss control opportunity for Canadian companies. This decision, reached on December 2, 2010, is an interesting EPL case. In Joyce Quinlan v. Curtiss-Wright Corporation, the New Jersey Supreme Court found that an employee (even the Executive Directors of HR) can search for...
Posted: 2/8/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

Happy Fraud Awareness Month

The Canadian Government has a website dedicated to the topic (see here) and the loss control advice is directed to individuals and companies. The Canadian Securities Administrators also offer information for awareness and avoiding fraud (see here) with much of this material directed at individuals. Some of it may seem like common sense, but my e...
Posted: 3/17/2010 10:56:56 AM by Global Administrator

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