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Justice Department Suit Against S&P May Trigger General Liability Claims

Business Insurance

  • February 10, 2013

The Justice Department suit accusing Standard & Poor's Financial Services L.L.C. of defrauding investors and being a major factor in the 2008 financial crisis may lead to insurance claims.

Nonetheless, S&P may be able claim defense costs and the costs of potential settlement under a general liability policy, said William G. Passannante, shareholder and co-chair of the insurance recovery group at Anderson Kill & Olick P.C. in New York. “A claim like this would be something they would be able to present to their liability insurance companies.”

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