Methodist Church Drops Sex Abuse Coverage Appeal

Law360, New York (May 17, 2010, 3:47 PM EDT) -- A Methodist church preschool in North Carolina has ended its appeal of a federal court order that found Erie Indemnity Co. did not have to defend the institution for the legal fallout from a 4-year-old's alleged abuse of other children.

A stipulated motion to dismiss the appeal was granted Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Representatives for the parties did not respond to requests for comment Monday.

In February a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District...
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