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Sam Bankman-Fried petitions court to prioritize reimbursing his legal fees

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Sam Bankman-Fried is seeking to use FTX's insurance policies to cover his legal expenses, according to a court filing on March 15.

The former FTX CEO's legal counsel requested in a motion to permit insurers to advance or reimburse his defense costs and fees under directors and officers (D&O) insurance policies held with Relm Insurance and Beazley Insurance.

As per the filing, the policies "provides priority of payment to individual insureds with un-indemnified loss like Mr. Bankman-Fried.” Meaning the former CEO would be on top of the FTX payout list.According to Investopedia, directors and officers liability insurance intends to "protect individuals from personal losses if they are sued as a result of serving as a director or an officer of a business or other type of organization," including covering legal fees and other costs as a result of a suit. Related: SBF’s lawyers signal need to push back October criminal trial Responses or objections to the motion must be filed until March 29, 2023.

If required, a hearing will be held on April 12, 2023, at United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. If no responses or objections are filed, Bankman-Fried asks the court to grant the relief request without further notice.

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