Law360, New York (December 19, 2011, 12:41 PM EST) -- Sexual abuse claims have long been a source of potential liability against “organizational” defendants, including schools, school boards, churches and other religious entities and organizations. Recent events, such as the sexual abuse scandals at Penn State University and Syracuse University, have cast a renewed spotlight on sexual abuse claims.
As a result, organizations face an increased threat of litigation brought by victims of sexual abuse seeking to hold the organizations civilly responsible for the abuser’s wrongful conduct.
Fortunately, insurance policies already purchased by organizational defendants may...
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