The market for directors and officers coverage continues to be competitive, despite a concerning trend of increased frequency in litigation — in particular, securities class action suits.

Lawsuits resulting from mergers and acquisitions have been ramping up, and such legal actions can result in high-severity loss settlements.

Pricing, however, continues to trend downward, and major players are joining this already soft market. Taken together, it begs the question: Is the current D&O market environment sustainable?

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