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Bassford Remele Successfully Defends Insurer

Date: October 15, 2015 — Minneapolis, MN  

Christian A. Preus prevailed on summary judgment in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in a lawsuit in which it was alleged that an insurance policy provided coverage for a pastor who sexually abused two minor members of a church.  A jury had awarded the plaintiffs $4,350,000 in damages against the pastor.  A lawsuit was then brought against the church’s insurer claiming the insurer should pay for the multi-million dollar jury award against the pastor.  After both sides extensively briefed the legal issues, the court denied the plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment and concluded there was no coverage available under the church’s insurance policy for the sexual abuse of two minors, and that the church’s insurer was not obligated to pay any portion of the jury verdict against the pastor.

BASSFORD REMELE, A Professional Association, is a full-service litigation firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1882, the firm represents local, national, and international clients in all areas of civil litigation. The Bassford firm is a community of experienced and committed trial lawyers who embrace a professional approach to the practice of law, providing the highest level of legal expertise and advice.

Bassford Remele is proud to be recognized as the Top Large-Sized Minnesota Business and Litigation Law Firm in the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition and a 2015 Go-To Law Firm at the Top 500 Companies by American Lawyers Media.

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