Disgruntled shareholder lawsuits could be the industry's next big problem
By Staff Writer|April 01, 2002 at 07:00 PM
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As if the costs of Sept. 11 weren’t enough, the insurance industry is feeling the chill from its exposure to lawsuits related to the stock market sell-off, as tumbling share prices and accounting scandals spark a slew of class-action lawsuits from angry investors and employees. With a growing number of workers claiming that their employers breached their fiduciary duty in conducting 401(k) plans and as more shareholders blame falling stock prices on executive misconduct, insurers are bracing for some high-priced check writing.
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