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Two insurance firms hit back over NY high school abuse claims

March 28, 2022

In order to assert that it is under no obligation to cover alleged sexual abuse claims, two insurance companies have filed a lawsuit against a New York school district and a sexual abuse victim, in a move that has been called “traumatizing” and “unconscionable”.

The Amherst Central School District had just settled three Child Victims Act lawsuits over the alleged sexual abuse perpetrated by school attendance officer and assistant principal Jack M. Koch – one for $1 million paid straight out of the district’s pockets, and two others for undisclosed amounts through insurance. Two more CVA lawsuits against the district and related to Koch’s alleged abuse remain.

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