SCA President releases statement regarding insurance

Patrick Anderson, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has issued an announcement from the SCA Board of Directors regarding insurance coverage affected by two civil lawsuits against the SCA.

Patrick Anderson writes:

From the Board of Directors and President:

As the Directors and Corporate Staff informed the membership of the SCA in April of this year, the SCA, Inc. has been named in two civil suits based on alleged sexual misconduct of an adult toward minors. Unfortunately, the individual accused of the misconduct was a member of the SCA. The SCA did not sanction the alleged misconduct, had no prior knowledge of the misconduct, and had never received any complaints concerning the adult involved prior to his arrest. The adult involved has since been subject to absolute banishment from the SCA.

As an update, the Director's and Corporate Staff want to inform the membership that the SCA, Inc.'s insurance company has denied coverage for both suits (based on a child abuse exclusion in the policy, which is a normal exclusion in corporate insurance policies). We further wish to inform the membership that the insurance company has filed a lawsuit against the SCA, Inc. to enforce the exclusion. This action is normal in a case such as this. The loss of coverage applies only to the above mentioned civil suits and does not affect the SCA’s insurance coverage for other activities. The Directors and Corporate Staff cannot comment further on the coverage action, or on any other pending legal action. However, we will continue to update the membership of the SCA as appropriate.

Thank you,
Patrick Anderson
Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036

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This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc. Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.