Neither party can locate the policy records
CBC on December 16, 2015
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Moncton is suing the Co-operators for $4.2 million, and seeks a quicker summary judgement instead of a trial. The insurer disagrees.
The archdiocese, which had a policy with Co-operators between 1977 and 2000, is looking to recoup some of the $10.6 million it paid out to abuse victims through a confidential compensation process.
The lawsuit is complicated by the fact that neither the insurer not the archdiocese can locate the policy records. Lawyers for the archdiocese say policy limits were $500,000 per occurrence of abuse between 1977 and 1992, after which it increased to $2 million per incident.
“Co-operators can’t confirm what the wording is for the entire policy period,” the insurer’s lawyer told the judge.