Panel: Professional Services Exclusion Bars Coverage For Wrongful Death Judgment

Panel: Professional Services Exclusion Bars Coverage For Wrongful Death Judgment

FRESNO, Calif. - A business liability insurance policy's professional services exclusion precludes coverage for an insured's liability for underlying wrongful death claims that resulted in a $29 million judgment, a California appeals panel ruled May 14, affirming a lower court's ruling that the insurer has no duty to indemnify the portion of the judgment attributed to its insured (Golden Eagle Insurance Corporation v. Lemoore Real Estate and Property Management, Inc., et al.,  No. F061735, Calif. App., 5th Dist.; 2012 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 3584).

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