Plumbing work done by a carpenter not considered professional services

The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that a carpenter who does plumbing work for a friend and causes property damage in the process is eligible for coverage under the carpenter’s homeowners policy, even though “business activities” and professional services are excluded from the policy . The case is Stonegate Insurance Co. v. Smith, 2022 IL App (1st) 210931 (June 22). The homeowner’s insurer (appellant), Stonegate, was represented by Shelist & Pena LLC of Chicago. No other parties have appealed.John Smith, a…

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