Schools And Subpoenas: Insurers Can Be Held Liable

Law360, New York (January 21, 2014, 6:54 PM EST) -- In Syracuse University v. National Union Fire Insurance of Pittsburgh, PA,[1] a New York State appellate court upheld a trial court’s ruling that National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., must cover Syracuse’s costs from subpoenas in government investigations of claims that former assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine sexually abused ball boys. In a two paragraph decision, the appeals court agreed with the trial court’s decision to require defense coverage for the grand jury investigations, which closed without any formal charges being filed. The court...
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