MIAMI – On the frontlines of litigation over recent bank failures, parties are waging pitched battles over D&O insurance coverage. Andrés Rivero, Jorge A. Mestre, Alan Rolnick, M. Paula Aguila, and Charlie Whorton of Rivero Mestre represent six directors and officers of Westernbank, a Puerto Rican bank in FDIC receivership, who have sued Chartis Insurance Co. to obtain a coverage declaration as to an FDIC investigation and potential lawsuit (Click here to see complaint). Among the cutting-edge issues presented, is the controversial and critical question of whether the FDIC-R can be deemed an insured under the Chartis D&O policy so as to excuse Chartis from providing coverage. The complaint was filed on October 6, 2011, and Chartis has yet to respond.


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