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Superior Court Declines to Dismiss Counterclaims Based on “Interrelated Wrongful Act” Clause in D&O Coverage Dispute Arising Out of Viacom-CBS Merger
National Amusements Inc. v. Endurance American Specialty Insurance Co. (Del. Super. April 28, 2023)
In this D&O insurance coverage dispute, the plaintiffs moved to dismiss the defendant insurers' counterclaims, which contended that the "Interrelated Wrongful Acts" clause barred coverage under the present D&O policies for certain merger-related litigation initiated in 2019. That clause deemed interrelated acts a single claim and deemed them to be made in the earliest policy period in which the earliest interrelated claim was made. Defendants' theory was that the merger litigation initiated in 2019 arose from interrelated prior wrongful acts starting in 2016 when the plaintiffs were involved in a battle for corporate control, which were the subject. More ›