According to a recent survey conducted by a respected insurance industry analyst, the number of suits filed against directors and officers of for-profit and non-profit organizations is rising at a rate of 15% to 20% annually.
These claims threaten the financial security of the individual director or officer as well as the organizations they serve. Many corporations feel the need to purchase directors and officers liability protection in order to attract and retain competent directors and officers.
Although shareholder suits are the largest single source of claims, litigation involving customers, employees and competitors also contributes significantly to the increase in claims activity.
The following are just a few of the claims allegations that may trigger a liability suit: