Hartford Archdiocese Sues For Coverage of Sex Abuse Claims

Law360, New York (November 19, 2012, 7:41 PM EST) -- The Hartford Roman Catholic Diocesan Corp. on Monday claimed Interstate Fire & Casualty Co. has improperly failed to cover at least $800,000 in settlements with several victims who allegedly suffered childhood sexual abuse at the hands of priests.

The Archdiocese is seeking damages for breach of contract, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and violation of the Connecticut Unfair Insurance Practices Act and the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act that resulted from Interstate’s alleged failure to provide indemnification under excess general liability insurance policies.

Interstate sold to the Archdiocese seven excess level liability insurance policies for the...

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