Pilot Car Services Are ‘Professional Services’ Under Policy Exclusion, Judge Says

Mealey's (March 25, 2016, 12:21 PM EDT) -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Underlying claims that arise out of or relate to an insured’s provision of pilot car services are barred from coverage by a commercial general liability insurance policy's professional services exclusion, a California federal judge held March 23 (Atain Specialty Insurance Co. v. Richard Szetela d/b/a D&D Pilot Car Services, et al., No. 2:14-cv-02991-KJM-KJN, E.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38059).

(Order available. Document #13-160407-013R.)

Richard Szetela, doing business under the name D&D Pilot Car Services, operated a pilot car service for oversized loads....
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