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As elder abuse claims rise, so does importance of institutional liability coverage

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 9:00 AM | By Dominic Clarke

Individuals of prominence and power across all industries and institutions have recently been thrust into the spotlight by claimants claiming to have been sexually abused. While the public nature and sheer number of allegations being brought today against movie directors, actors, sports doctors and politicians is perhaps a new phenomenon, sexual abuse litigation has been a subject familiar to insurance carriers for decades.

Following the increase in civil litigation in the 1980s and 1990s against religious and education organizations concerning sexual abuse committed against those in...