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Elite NYC school files suit against 3 insurers

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NEW YORK (AP) - Horace Mann has filed a lawsuit against three insurers for refusing to reimburse the elite private New York City school $1 million in settlements paid to two victims of past sexual abuse.

The Bronx academy filed the lawsuit in Manhattan state Supreme Court on Tuesday.

According to the New York Post, the suit says the Bronx academy is owed compensatory damages of at least $1.05 million for the two settlements.

The suit names Granite State and New Hampshire Insurance companies, and Chartis Claims Inc., all divisions of AIG.

AIG did not return a call for comment.

Thirty-one former students have alleged that the prep school for decades had been plagued by teachers who sexually abused students.

The school says settlements have been reached with "the great majority" of victims.

 

Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com

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