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Client Advisory: Potential impact of a recent court decision on the D&O marketplace

In a previous Client Advisory, USI's national Executive and Professional Risk Solutions Team discussed the Dropbox litigation and its application to the federal forum provisions (FFPs) under California law. While waiting for the Dropbox litigation decision, another California state court dismissed a Section 11 case for lack of jurisdiction due to the inclusion of an FFP in the company’s articles of incorporation.

Cold and flu season update: Employee exposures to COVID-19

Employers frequently come to our Compliance and Workplace Solutions team to help them navigate COVID-19 Exposures. Let them report to work? Send them home? Make them stay home for two weeks once they get back from that political rally? Although some cases may have unique circumstances, we have compiled common scenarios and set forth options based on an organization’s risk tolerance.

October is Fire Safety Month: Take action to prevent fires and reduce risks in the workplace

October is National Fire Safety Month, so take time to evaluate your fire safety efforts. Review your emergency action plan, communicate supervisory roles, inspect and test your fire safety systems and walk evacuation routes with your team. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an average of 37,000 fires occur at industrial and manufacturing properties every year. These incidents result in over $1 billion in direct property damage as well as civilian injuries and death, which can’t be measured in dollars.