"The complaint, filed in federal court, says the carriers provided liability coverage to the archdiocese going back to the late 1940s through 1986, but have not agreed yet to contribute toward a broad settlement that it’s now trying to reach in over two dozen lawsuits and numerous other claims filed by people who say they were sexually abused by priests.See Matt's earlier post St. Paul & Minn. Arch. cuts 20% of 2015 budget, staff reductions.
"Lauren Lonergan, an attorney for the archdiocese, said she would not go as far as saying the insurance companies are refusing to pay. But she said there are 'a lot of complicated coverage issues' on which they haven’t agreed."
Minnesota Archdiocese Sues Insurance Companies for Coverage
The Associated Press reported at Insurance Journal.