Travelers Avoids Defense Coverage For Catholic Abuse Suits

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 2:58 PM EDT) -- An Indiana federal judge on Friday ruled that Travelers Insurance Co. has no obligation to cover $250,000 worth of costs incurred by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis defending sexual abuse claims, finding the archdiocese lost any right to coverage by not informing Travelers of the underlying suits.

The archdiocese had argued it had the right to delay notification because it was initially unsure if its Travelers policy would cover the sexual abuse suits — which include allegations dating back to the 1950s — but U.S....
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