Continental, Hawaiian Insurer Battle Over Reinsurance for Sexual Abuse Claims
May 22, 2023
HONOLULU — Continental Insurance Co. has refuted a Hawaiian insurer’s assertion that it has no obligation to pay reinsurance proceeds in connection with underlying sexual abuse claims asserted against the Catholic church, arguing that a reinsurance agreement exists between the parties.
In a May 5 answer filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, Continental argues that while it cannot locate a written reinsurance agreement, such an agreement exists, and its financial statements would not ordinarily reflect a single reinsurance agreement.
The complaint, originally filed in the Circuit Court of the Hawaii First Circuit, was removed …
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