Friday, May 30, 2008

Insurance company sues Green Bay diocese

The Appleton Post-Crescent reports on a declaratory judgment action by Indiana Insurance Company.
The insurance company says it is exempt from paying because Feeney's actions, and church officials' decisions not to warn other parishioners when reassigning Feeney, were intentional.

The diocese had tendered to the insurer a lawsuit to defend in Clark County, Nevada.
The Nevada suit, filed in January by "John Doe 119," claims he was abused at the age of 13 by Feeney while Feeney served as a priest at St. Francis De Sales Parish in Las Vegas. Feeney was assigned there from September 1984 to June 1985 after numerous assignments in Wisconsin.

I've seen reports of similar coverage disputes involving claims against the Archdiocese of Milwaukee but not reports of the final results.

(via The Wheeler Report)

1 comment:

  1. Insurance company suing a church...interesting. And it seems that church is the "bad one" and insurance company the "good one", what a surprise! When I chosed this business (I am selling life insurance in Canada) I didn't expect it will be so wild :)
    Church is more and more sued also here in Canada, I am curious where they will be in few decades....
    Best wishes!