MF Global Covered for $141 Million Trading Loss, N.Y. Appellate Court Rules

  • Opinion

NEW YORK — A New York appeals court has ruled that a group of insurers must pay brokerage MF Global Inc. for $141 million in losses caused by a commodities broker’s unauthorized trades, ruling that the losses are not excluded under the bonds at issue.

In a March 17 opinion, the New York Appellate Division, 1st Department, found the broker’s acts caused a “direct financial loss,” as defined by the bonds.

MF Global Financial Inc. was a commodities futures broker that is subject to the regulatory rules and oversight of the various exchanges on which it executes trades, including the …


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