Horace Mann sues insurers to cover abuse liability

August 7, 2013 5:19:59 AM PDT
The Horace Mann School has filed a lawsuit against three insurers for refusing to reimburse the elite New York City prep school more than $1 million in settlements paid to two sexual abuse victims.

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

The lawsuit says the private school 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 immediately return a call for comment.

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

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