I almost missed this. The Archdiocese of Boston is suing one of its insurers which is reneging on a policy. Lumbermens Mutual Casualty said that since the Archdiocese voluntarily agreed to pay an $85 million settlement, then it isn’t obligated to contribute.
Of course, we saw that coming. The archdiocese says in its lawsuit that because Lumbermens balked, it was forced to sell the archbishops’ residence and other property to fund the settlement. I don’t know enough about the law to determine the merits of the case. Any lawyers care to comment? I know Tom Fitzpatrick has commented on this situation before. Maybe he will again (hint, hint).