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A recent Chubb survey uncovered a lack of concern among public companies about increasing odds that they or their directors could be sued within the next year. The odds are alarming: Nearly one in four of the companies surveyed already have been sued, despite 80 percent originally considering it unlikely. 

M&A activities and the enforcement of anti-bribery laws increase directors’ and officers’ vulnerability to suits brought by shareholders, regulators, customers, vendors and competitors. Sixty-four percent of respondents have been involved in M&A activities in the past 2 years. 

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