State Farm will not have to pay for the defense or any civil awards against Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach who is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence for sexually molesting boys.
At issue was whether the homeowner’s insurance policy of Sandusky and his wife, Dorothy Sandusky, would cover legal or civil costs.
A state judge affirmed an agreement between State Farm and the Sandusky’s ending the dispute and a suit filed by State Farm, which claims it had no duty to pay for intentional act’s arising from a policyholder’s malicious conduct. Dorothy Sandusky was named as a defendant in the case, as her name is on the policy.
In another case, Federal Insurance Co., part of Chubb Group, is denying claims placed with it in relation to a directors-and-officers liability policy that covered Sandusky, who founded The Second Mile, a charity organization designed for at-risk children. Federal says Sandusky’s conduct does not fall within the charity’s purpose, relieving the insurer of responsibility.
Sandusky, who is appealing his conviction, argues that the policy provides him coverage.
According to reports, Federal continues to pay Sandusky’s legal fees.
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