Mealey's Insurance - Majority: No Coverage For Diocese In Suit Arising From Priests' Sexual Misconduct

Mealey's Insurance - Majority: No Coverage For Diocese In Suit Arising From Priests' Sexual Misconduct

SAN FRANCISCO - A majority of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 30 found that a policy's assault and battery exclusion excluded coverage for priests and the diocese they worked for, reversing and remanding a lower court's ruling against the insurer in a coverage dispute arising from claims of sexual misconduct (Interstate Fire & Casualty Company Inc. v. The Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese, No. 12-17195, 9th Cir.).

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