Duke Insurer Slams Rape Case Liability Claim

Law360, New York (January 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Saying it has been left out of talks, Duke University's insurer is refusing to pay the settlement costs connected to the infamous rape case against three of the school's lacrosse players who were eventually cleared of all charges.

On Tuesday, National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., a unit of insurance giant AIG, protested the idea that it would have to pay up, contending that it was left out of the talks between the university and the players' families.

“National Union also specifically advised that...
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