In Hantz Financial Services, Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA., the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan held that a Financial Institution Bond did not provide coverage to a financial services firm in respect of frauds perpetrated by an employee upon the firm’s clients. The decision is

On January 22, 2015, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, released its decision in KeyBank National Association v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa. The decision highlights the difficulties which sometimes arise in assessing manifest intent in financial institution losses.

The Facts

The insured, KeyBank, loaned a developer some $20 million