Man Claiming Abuse by Sandusky Asks to Intervene in Insurance Lawsuit

By | January 13, 2012

A man who claims to have been sexually abused as a child by former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky is asking to intervene in an insurance lawsuit, according to a local news report.

The Centre Daily Times in Pennsylvania reports that the man who claims to have been abused asked a U.S. Middle District judge for permission to intervene in the lawsuit Federal Insurance brought.

Federal Insurance, part of Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, was the insurer for a youth charity founded by Jerry Sandusky. In December, the insurer argued in a federal complaint that it should not have to pay legal expenses or claims for Sandusky who is now accused of molesting children.

Federal Insurance said it would not have to cover Sandusky because he is accused of conduct that did not involve his position as an executive or employee of the charity.

The alleged victim, in his motion to intervene, cited the insurance policy clause that states the company will pay the loss on any third-party claim, according to The Centre Daily Times report. The victim stated that if the court rules Federal owes no duty to provide coverage for Sandusky, it could eliminate a source of recovery.

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  • January 16, 2012 at 9:08 am
    JB says:
    I think what Chubb is saying is that the alleged abuse did not occur during or at a Second Mile activity - but rather on Sandusky's own time. Of course the defense is going ... read more
  • January 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    The Other Point of View says:
    If Sandusky was the founder, chances are good he was involved in filling out the application for coverage. I would look really hard at the app to see if he made material misr... read more
  • January 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm
    Doug says:
    Most insurance policies have a specific exclusion for Abuse. That coverage can by bought separately and is usually offered by the same carrier. If his charity, Second Mile, ... read more
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