New York City prep school Horace Mann sued units of American International Group Inc. saying they refused to defend and indemnify the school for damages stemming from sex-abuse claims by former students against teachers.
Horace Mann, the New York City prep school at the center of sexual-abuse allegations by former students, should conduct an “independent and transparent” probe into the alleged crimes, attorney Gloria Allred said.
Horace Mann School, an elite prep school in New York City, issued an apology for decades of abuse of students by teachers and administrators, without agreeing to the independent investigation sought by victims.
A lawyer representing more than two dozen people who say they were sexually abused at the elite Horace Mann School in New York called the school’s decision not to conduct an independent investigation “a cause for further shame.”
Horace Mann Educators Corp. , the company that sells auto insurance to public-school employees, put Chief Executive Officer Louis Lower on leave after he was sentenced to 60 days in jail for driving under the influence.