Law firm that was victimized by check scam is entitled to coverage for its loss because policy was “ambiguous”

Loss was within both the policy's forgery and alteration endorsement and the policy's false pretenses exclusion

A federal district court has ordered an insurer to cover the loss suffered by a law firm in a check scam, finding that the loss fell within both the policy’s forgery and alteration endorsement and the policy’s false pretenses exclusion and that the policy therefore was ambiguous. 


The Policy 

Section A of the policy provided: 


Esq., Director FC&S Legal

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Steven A. Meyerowitz, Esq., Director, FC&S Legal

Steven A. Meyerowitz, Esq., is the Director of FC&S Legal, the Editor-in-Chief of the Insurance Coverage Law Report, and the Founder and President of Meyerowitz Communications Inc. As...

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