Policyholders See Gain In NY Diocese Loss Over Deductibles

Law360, New York (May 9, 2013, 9:59 PM EDT) -- New York's highest court exposed the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn to paying a slew of costly deductibles when it ruled Tuesday that a priest's repeated sexual abuse of a minor counted as multiple occurrences under its insurance policies, but experts say other policyholders could actually wield the ruling to maximize coverage for a wide range of tort cases. 

The decision from a plurality of justices in the New York Court of Appeals comes as unwelcome news to the diocese, which is fighting National Union Insurance...
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