State Farm Sues Mormon Church Over Zipline Fall Coverage

Law360, New York (March 27, 2013, 3:35 PM ET) -- State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. filed a declaratory relief action Tuesday alleging the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is liable for a settlement it paid to a woman who was injured when she fell from a zipline at a church event.

The insurer asked a federal court to declare that the church's self-insurance of up to $15 million provides the primary layer of coverage for the Sept. 22, 2008, accident, which happened at the home of a Mormon bishop while he was hosting...
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