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Introduction

in Ensuring Corporate Misconduct: How Liability Insurance Undermines Shareholder Litigation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226035154
eISBN:
9780226035079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035079.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is the effectiveness of shareholder litigation in regulating corporate conduct. Based on interviews with people connected with Directors' and ... More


Shareholder Litigation

in Ensuring Corporate Misconduct: How Liability Insurance Undermines Shareholder Litigation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226035154
eISBN:
9780226035079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035079.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter explores the various claims that can be brought by plaintiffs in shareholder litigation. It examines the legal elements and general characteristics that distinguish each of the basic ... More


Policy Recommendations: Improving Deterrence

in Ensuring Corporate Misconduct: How Liability Insurance Undermines Shareholder Litigation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226035154
eISBN:
9780226035079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035079.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter, which sums up the key findings of this study on the impact of directors' and officers' liability (D&O) insurance on shareholder litigation, concludes that D&O insurance as it is ... More


Ensuring Corporate Misconduct: How Liability Insurance Undermines Shareholder Litigation

Tom Baker and Sean J. Griffith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226035154
eISBN:
9780226035079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035079.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Shareholder litigation and class action suits play a key role in protecting investors and regulating big businesses. But Directors' and Officers' liability insurance shields corporations and their ... More


Pricing and Deterrence

in Ensuring Corporate Misconduct: How Liability Insurance Undermines Shareholder Litigation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226035154
eISBN:
9780226035079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035079.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter, which explores whether the underwriting and pricing of Directors' and Officers' liability (D&O) insurance preserves the deterrence function of shareholder litigation, examines how ... More


Coverage Defenses and Disputes

in Ensuring Corporate Misconduct: How Liability Insurance Undermines Shareholder Litigation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226035154
eISBN:
9780226035079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035079.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter, which examines the most common bases upon which Directors' and Officers' liability (D&O) insurers assert coverage defenses in shareholder litigation, reveals a loose correlation between ... More


An Introduction to Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance

in Ensuring Corporate Misconduct: How Liability Insurance Undermines Shareholder Litigation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226035154
eISBN:
9780226035079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035079.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter discusses the basics of Directors' and Officers' liability (D&O) insurance, tracing its historical development and identifying some of the early problems posed by D&O coverage. It also ... More


The Puzzle of Entity-Level D&O Coverage

in Ensuring Corporate Misconduct: How Liability Insurance Undermines Shareholder Litigation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226035154
eISBN:
9780226035079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035079.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter investigates why firms purchase Directors' and Officers' liability (D&O) insurance for corporate identity even though the entity-level coverage appears to be a negative net present-value ... More


What Matters in Settlement?

in Ensuring Corporate Misconduct: How Liability Insurance Undermines Shareholder Litigation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226035154
eISBN:
9780226035079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035079.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter examines what matters in the settlement of shareholder litigation. It discusses the opinion of study participants on the nature of the settlement process and the factors that help bring ... More


The D&O Insurer at Defense and Settlement

in Ensuring Corporate Misconduct: How Liability Insurance Undermines Shareholder Litigation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226035154
eISBN:
9780226035079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035079.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter, which examines how Directors' and Officers' liability (D&O) insurance coverage influences the defense and settlement of shareholder litigation, analyzes the role of D&O insurers in ... More


Securities Law in the Roberts Court: Agenda or Indifference?

A. C. Pritchard

in Business and the Roberts Court

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199859344
eISBN:
9780190620929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859344.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter in Business and the Roberts Court considers the Court’s securities law cases. Although the Roberts Court has heard more securities law cases than its predecessors, analysis of the ... More


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