Continental, Hawaiian Insurer Battle Over Reinsurance for Sexual Abuse Claims



DOCUMENTS
  • Answer
  • Complaint


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 …

FIRM NAMES
  • Farm Benedict Sugihara LLP
  • Freeman Normand Friedland LLP
  • Fukunaga Matayoshi Ching & Kon-Herrera





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