Catholic Mutual off Hook for $100m Sex Abuse Judgment
By Juan Carlos Rodriguez
July 26, 2012
Law360, New York (July 25, 2012, 12:46 PM ET) -- The Fourth Circuit on Tuesday said The Catholic Mutual Relief Society of America had no duty to defend or indemnify a defrocked priest and convicted pedophile for a $100 million judgment obtained by one of his victims.
A three-judge appeals panel found that a South Carolina federal court was correct when it decided former priest Wayland Yoder Brown’s sexual abuse of Allan Carl Ranta was not conduct covered under a Catholic Mutual policy.
“According to Ranta, Brown knew or should have known he was a danger...
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