WILLIAMSPORT — Was former Penn State defensive coach Jerry Sandusky acting as an employee or executive of The Second Mile when he allegedly molested boys?
That is a question attorneys for Sandusky and Federal Insurance Co. are disputing in a joint case management plan filed in U.S. Middle District Court. Federal provides insurance coverage for the charity Sandusky founded.
Federal wants the court to declare it does not have to cover Sandusky’s legal costs in both the criminal case pending in Centre County and in civil matters arising from the allegations.
Sandusky contends The Second Mile policy explicitly provides coverage and it does not contain any exclusions as the insurance company maintains. It also does not contain any reference to Federal’s claim that coverage for these types of criminal and civil claims “would be repugnant to Pennsylvania public policy,” he says.
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