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Church Insurance and Abuse Claims

James T. O’Reilly and Margaret S. P. Chalmers

in The Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis and the Legal Responses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199937936
eISBN:
9780199350209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937936.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Private International Law

Insuring churches was a sleepy subset of the casualty carriers‘ business until clergy sex cases and huge payouts led insurers to exclude abuse. Lawyers still push limits of coverage, and dioceses ... More


Introduction to a Complex Problem

James T. O’Reilly and Margaret S. P. Chalmers

in The Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis and the Legal Responses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199937936
eISBN:
9780199350209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937936.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Private International Law

Abuse of children and teens by clergy is a crime, but the greater scandal for organized religious denominations has been how their leaders ineptly responded to these violations. This text explains ... More


Participants in the Clergy Abuse Case

James T. O’Reilly and Margaret S. P. Chalmers

in The Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis and the Legal Responses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199937936
eISBN:
9780199350209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937936.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Private International Law

Multiple players in response to clergy abuse allegations each have a significant role. Bishops are the central focus, but the Vatican and the Vicar for the Clergy are also involved as well as the ... More


Defenses and Claims of Immunity

James T. O’Reilly and Margaret S. P. Chalmers

in The Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis and the Legal Responses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199937936
eISBN:
9780199350209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937936.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Private International Law

Churches in the past had a form of immunity under civil tort law, but sex abuse cases against churches often prevailed over such claims made today. The First Amendment shield for religious belief ... More


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