Mo. Issues Rare Ruling Denying Sex Abuse Coverage To Church

Law360, New York (November 29, 2012, 10:12 PM EST) -- A Missouri federal court ruled Tuesday that insurers had no duty to cover a settlement that the Archdiocese of St. Louis reached with a man claiming his son had committed suicide because he was sexually abused by a priest, a decision that stands out from rulings in other states because it withholds coverage for negligent acts, experts say.

The St. Louis Archdiocese had pursued coverage under excess indemnity policies for a lawsuit alleging that a former priest had sexually molested a young boy who suffered emotional...
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