NY Court Backs Syracuse's Coverage For Sex Abuse Inquiry

Law360, New York (January 3, 2014, 2:52 PM EST) -- A New York appeals court recently upheld a ruling that National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., must cover Syracuse University's costs from subpoenas in government investigations of claims that former assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine sexually abused ball boys.

In a terse order, the appeals court said it agreed with Judge Donald Greenwood's decision to require defense coverage for the grand jury investigations, which closed without any formal charges being filed.

Syracuse University fought National Union over costs from six subpoenas, which demanded that...
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