The way related claims or acts are defined can vary greatly from one policy to the next. (ALM Media archives) The way related claims or acts are defined can vary greatly from one policy to the next. (ALM Media archives)

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series discussing the significance of “related” claims under directors and officer (D&O) and other claims-made liability policies.

Part one of this series explained the importance of “related” claims and surveyed two recent federal cases that examined relatedness. This article delves into why these decisions are important by examining the landscape of relatedness decisions and highlighting several key points for policyholders to keep in mind as they navigate this intricate and fact-specific legal domain.

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