Juvenile Court Kickback Scheme Triggers Insurer Suit

Law360, New York (September 14, 2009, 12:29 PM EDT) -- A unit of insurer Chubb Corp. is seeking a judgment that it is not required to defend the wife of a disgraced former Pennsylvania judge over her alleged role in a $2.8 million kickback scheme that sent kids wrapped up in a Pennsylvania county's juvenile justice system to private detention centers.

New Jersey-based Pacific Indemnity Corp.'s lawsuit, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, refers to several underlying civil complaints naming Barbara Conahan; her Mountain Top, Pa.-based home company Pinnacle...
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