Avoiding 'Interrelated Claims' Limitation To Coverage

Law360, New York (October 10, 2012, 1:51 PM EDT) -- In the wake of the credit crisis, public companies have faced a multitude of claims, lawsuits and regulatory actions, some often filed over a span of several years, that are potentially “interrelated” because they arise out of the same or related facts or circumstances.

In these situations, in which a company faces multiple lawsuits filed in different years that may involve interrelated wrongful acts, directors and officers and professional liability insurers may argue that those related lawsuits are all one claim and that coverage should be limited...
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