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Coverage for historic sexual abuse in school case raises problems for insurers

In BB v Helena College [2021] WADC 42, the Western Australia District Court found that three different policies of insurance, held by an insured school, responded to historic acts of intentional sexual abuse by a school teacher.

In this article, W+K’s Sean O’Connor and Patrick Thompson provide an in-depth analysis of the coverage issues addressed in this decision and look at the problems it raises for insurers.

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