Circ. Says Insurer Needn't Cover Priest Abuse Defense
By Juan Carlos Rodriguez
Law360, New York (January 29, 2014, 6:46 PM ET) -- The
Eighth Circuit on Wednesday said Chicago Insurance Co. had no
duty to cover a settlement that the Archdiocese of St. Louis
reached with a man claiming his son had committed suicide
because he was sexually abused by a priest.
After paying the settlement, the archdiocese submitted
a claim to Chicago Insurance, which denied the claim and sued
for a declaratory judgment that it didn’t owe coverage. The
district court found that because the wrongful death claim in
the underlying complaint alleged a form of negligence...