Jun 19, 2019

Ford Marrin Prevails at Trial on Professional Services Exclusion

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey v. RLI Insurance Company, et al., N.J. Superior Court, Hudson County, Docket No. L-797-18

Following a bench trial, Ford Marrin obtained a judgment declaring that its client, RLI Insurance Company, did not owe a duty to defend or indemnify a putative additional insured under an insurance policy issued to a construction manager working at the Harrison PATH station. The court held that RLI’s Professional Services Exclusion barred coverage for negligence claims involving a failure to warn where the policy’s definition of “professional services” included the same terminology utilized in the underlying complaint.

Partners Joseph D’Ambrosio and John A. Mattoon worked on this matter.

By, John A. Mattoon, Jr.