In an unusual twist, an insured argued to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that an exclusion for professional services in its commercial general liability policy is so broad that it excludes all the insured’s operations. But the appellate court didn’t buy the argument.

On May 21, a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit reversed the summary judgment that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in Midland had granted the insured in Admiral Insurance Co. v. Randall K. Ford, d/b/a R.K. Ford and Associates, et al. and rendered judgment for the insurer.

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