Sex Abuse Claims Don't Trigger Broad Coverage, Judge Says

Law360, New York (October 23, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT) -- A Montana judge on Tuesday rejected a Roman Catholic diocese's argument that sexual abuse claims trigger a wide swath of insurance policies, saying insurers aren't responsible for covering claims outside of policy time limits.

The bishop of Helena, Mont., had sought a ruling that the continuous trigger approach — used often in asbestos injury coverage cases — should apply to insurance coverage for sexual abuse claims, starting with those in effect during the first alleged abusive act and ending with those covering the time that alleged...
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