Springfield diocese settles with insurer for tornado damage
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield
has agreed to a $60 million settlement with its insurer for damage done
to a parochial high school and other church property by a tornado two
The resolution with insurer Catholic Mutual Group
announced Tuesday settles a sometimes contentious dispute over how much
money it would take to rebuild Cathedral High School. The diocese and
the insurer were tens of millions of dollars apart in their estimates.
The June 1, 2011 tornado made the building that housed the high school and St. Michael's Academy middle school unsafe.
insurer has already paid nearly $20 million and will make another
payment of $40 million. The settlement also covers repairs for several
other church properties.
The president of Catholic Mutual called the settlement an "amicable conclusion."