Insurance companies face an uptick in coverage disputes for sexual abuse allegations as more alleged abusers turn to insurance to cover the cost of ongoing litigation

The extension of the statute of limitations for sexual assault claims has resulted in more people coming forward, and more tapping their insurance companies for coverage of these claims. While defamation lawsuits relating to allegations of sexual assault are still filed, the look-back windows for time-barred claims have created ambiguous areas of coverage for some insured. Insurance recovery lawyer Jeffrey Schulman expects this trend to continue and believes that insurers will begin seeing more explicit language barring this kind of coverage in the future. Read More >>>Claim disputes rising as accused abusers seek coverage for sex assault claims | PropertyCasualty360