In the financial services and most other industries, lawsuits will happen, regardless on how baseless the claims may be. Clients sometimes sue somthing goes sour, even if the risks were well known and within the guidelines established by the client. In these cases, even if a court or arbitration panel finds in favor of a broker or investment advisor, the legal fees can be very high and E&O insurance is vital in these situations.
Who needs E&O Insurance?
The “learned” professions—accountants, real estate agents, doctors, lawyers, architects, and others—have their own long-recognized forms of professional liability coverage. It is virtually taken for granted by client and practitioner that along with those diplomas on the office wall, there is an unseen document that supports the professional’s livelihood, an E&O insurance policy. Why would other businesses, ones that we don’t ordinarily associate with the word “malpractice,” need similar coverage? How about human resource consultants, florists and high-school football referees? Why would they need E&O insurance?
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