Insurer Can't Dodge Coverage In Cyclist Death Suit: Pa. Court

Law360, Los Angeles (November 6, 2013, 9:25 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Wednesday that North River Insurance Co. was required to defend an engineering firm after a cyclist died near its flood control project, holding that the policy's professional liability exclusion didn't apply because the suit also involved general liability claims.

CMX Inc. oversaw the 2005 Philadelphia project and had a primary professional insurance policy under Lexington Insurance Co. CMX’s contractors were also insured, with North River Insurance Co. providing excess coverage to be used after a $1 million policy was exhausted, according...
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