Chubb says there is a “generallack of concern” among surveyed public companies that theirdirectors and officers will face a lawsuit.

According to the survey of 145 public companies, 80 percent ofthem think it is unlikely their executives will be sued.

“No one thinks they are going to get sued, but we are paying alot of claims,” says Evan Rosenberg, senior vice president andglobal specialty lines manager for Chubb. He calls the results ofthe survey “disconcerting,” since 23 percent of the surveyedcompanies admitted their directors and officers have faced lawsuitsin the past.

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