A recent decision of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, In Re Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corporation, provides a helpful illustration of how to assess coverage where an insured’s alter ego allegedly colludes with subordinate employees who are not, themselves, directing minds of the insured.

The Facts

The insured,

On April 7, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas released its decision in Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The decision analyzes what constitutes “unlawful taking” for the purposes of the Employee Theft coverage, and also provides guidance with respect