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.