Sex Abuse Coverage Row Belongs In State Court, Judge Says

Law360, New York (March 1, 2013, 2:38 PM EST) -- A Montana federal court on Wednesday tossed a fight over coverage for a Roman Catholic diocese accused of allowing sexual abuse, concluding a state court should hear the case because it raised unsettled questions about when policies are triggered.

U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen dismissed without prejudice a suit in which The Catholic Mutual Relief Society asked for a ruling that it had no duty to defend or indemnify the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena, Mont. She said a similar lawsuit brought in state court should...
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