Tooling, Mfg.& Tech. Ass'n v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., No. 10-2480 (6th Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
TMTA obtained a policy, known as the CrimeShield Policy to transfer the risk of employee theft from the TMTA to Hartford. Almost immediately after the parties signed the Policy a TMTA employee began diverting funds into his own accounts from the TMTA Insurance Agency, a limited liability corporation controlled by the TMTA and from which the TMTA receives a significant portion of its income. The Agency is not a named insured under the policy.
Hartford took the position that the Agency, not the TMTA, suffered the loss. The Sixth Circuit affirmed the district court, holding that the Agency a party is not directly covered by the policy, and that the policy does not otherwise provide for the TMTA to recover funds that were diverted from the Agency.