The Legal Nature of the Customer's Claim against the Bank for Criminal Misconduct of the Bank Employee – Potential Coverage Implications

Swiss Federal Supreme Court Decision of 13 September 2022, No. 4A_407/2021 (published as BGE 149 III 105)

Date: 25. September 2023

The critical legal issue in this decision was whether a customer who fell victim to the criminal misconduct of a bank employee had a claim against the bank for contractual performance or for damages based on the bank's legal liability.


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City of Zurich not liable for tram accident caused by pedestrian distracted by his mobile phone

Swiss Federal Supreme Court Decision 4A_179/2021

On 20 February 2019, a pedestrian was seriously injured in a collision with a tram (streetcar). The pedestrian was standing at a tram stop with his back to the approaching tram and his eyes on his

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