This year, the FLA is pleased to present its 25th Annual Conference and Anniversary Celebration.  Program Chairs Michael Keeley and Matt Kalin have assembled a series of timely presentations, covering topics as diverse as liability and recovery in respect of email-based claims; disputes arising from the interplay between riders and other policy provisions; and

On November 16, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin released its decision in Citizens Bank Holding Inc. v. Atlantic Specialty Insurance Co. The Court held that forged business loan guarantees purportedly issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) did not qualify for indemnity under Insuring Agreements D or

On March 3, 2015, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals released its decision in BancInsure, Inc. v. Highland Bank. The decision provides guidance with respect to (i) what constitutes a “direct loss” under the Securities Coverage of the Financial Institution Bond; and (ii) the nature of the reliance required for an insured to demonstrate

On February 9, 2015, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals released its decision in Bank of Brewton v. The Travelers Companies, Inc. The Court’s decision reinforces the distinction between counterfeit documents and documents which, although fraudulently-procured and without intrinsic value, are nonetheless authentic.

The Facts

The Bank of Brewton (the “Bank”) is a private