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Church Whistleblower Regrets not Having Blown Her Whistle Stronger

Jennifer Haselberger calls the Catholic Church her home. Two relatives went into religious life. Haselberger was a canon lawyer for the archdiocese until she could no longer tolerate her warnings of sexual abuse being ignored...more

Religious Institutions Update: October 2013

The legitimacy of political speech from the pulpit is much debated. Some contend that religious institutions should be silent, because of separation of church and state or the inaccessibility of divine inspiration to...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Judge Might Lose Grip on the Case  [Video]

Sept. 12 (Bloomberg) -- The possibility that the most significant decisions affecting Detroit will not be made in bankruptcy court elevates the motor city to the "Case of the Week" status on the bankruptcy video with...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: US Airways Need a Merger More than AMR  [Video]

Aug. 15 (Bloomberg) -- The strength of the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust suit to block the merger between AMR Corp. and US Airways Group Inc. is the first topic on the video with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and...more

Policy Observer - July 2013

Getting Over the Bar: Second Circuit Requires Actual Payment of Underlying Limits In Order to Trigger Excess D&O Policies - In June, the Second Circuit held that two Federal Insurance Company ("FIC") excess D&O...more

New York Court Holds Incidents of Sexual Molestation Separate Occurrences

In its recent decision in Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA, 2013 NY Slip Op 3264 (N.Y. May 7, 2013), the New York Court of Appeals – New York’s highest court – had occasion...more

In New York, One Priest’s Multiple Acts of Sexual Abuse on a Minor Constitutes Multiple Occurrences

Yesterday, New York State’s highest court, for the “first time,” ruled on the meaning of “occurrence” in the context of multiple incidents of sexual abuse of a minor by a priest that spanned several years and policy periods. ...more

Elmo Sex Scandal: More Accusers May Come Forward, Says Lawyer [Video]

Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Jeff Herman, attorney for three accusers who filed federal claims against former "Sesame Street" puppeteer Kevin Clash alleging underage sex, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about the...more

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