Mont. Diocese Says Abuse Claims Trigger Broad Coverage

Law360, New York (June 17, 2013, 9:06 PM EDT) -- A Montana diocese on Friday pressed a court to hold for the first time that sexual abuse claims trigger a wide swath of insurance policies, starting with those in effect during the first alleged abusive act and ending with those covering the time that alleged injuries from sex abuse become apparent.

The Roman Catholic bishop of Helena, Mont., sought a ruling that the continuous trigger approach — used often in asbestos injury coverage cases — should apply to insurance coverage for sexual abuse claims.

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