Systemic Loss

Here is some new press that should be viewed as a great reminder of risk of systemic loss in any industry.  It is also a great example of an accepted practice being judged in hindsight as unacceptable. MetLife Settlement Near $500 million, here.  This is the CBSNEW.com version, but there are many others available.   As fa...
Posted: 4/26/2012 2:48:22 PM by MSI

Director and Officer Liability without Culpability

There has always been risk of personal loss to directors, even in absence of intent to harm. Such loss is usually financial loss and not criminal incarceration. However, even though this financial loss may be limited to legal fees incurred to achieve dismissal  or settlement (at least in the situation of absence of intent), such fees can be...
Posted: 9/30/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

Injury Risk

Physical injury is an extremely important risk to organizations. Most high risk industries, like construction, have very strong employee safety policies and procedures. Some organizations, like amateur sport leagues, may not have the resources necessary to educate and respond to safety concerns. Chartis has launched their “aHEAD of the GAM...
Posted: 8/12/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

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

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