245 F2d 241 Boston Insurance Company v. Farmers Bank

245 F.2d 241

BOSTON INSURANCE COMPANY, Citizens Insurance Company of New York, Milwaukee Insurance Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, New York Underwriters Insurance Company, North British & Mercantile Insurance Company, Ltd., and United States Fire Insurance Company, Appellants,
The FARMERS BANK, Appellee.

No. 13022.

United States Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit.

April 30, 1957.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Ford, Judge.

Ogden, Galphin & Abell, Louisville, Ky., for appellants.

Stoll, Keenon & Park, Lexington, Ky., B. T. Moynahan, Nicholasville, Ky., for appellee.

Before ALLEN, McALLISTER and STEWART, Circuit Judges.


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This is an appeal from a declaratory judgment holding the appellant insurers liable for the full face amount of their policies covering losses to the appellee's property caused by an explosion. The issue is whether the provisions of the apportionment clauses contained in the appellants' policies were operative, by reason of the existence a banker's blanket bond insurance policy, the face value of which, combined with that of the appellants' policies, exceeded the amount of the loss. The district court held that the banker's blanket bond policy was applicable only to the extent that the loss exceeded the face amount of the appellants' policies, and that the apportionment clauses were therefore inapplicable. Despite the ingenious argument of able counsel, we are not persuaded that the district court's conclusion was in error.


The judgment is therefore affirmed.