Citizens Insurance Co. v. Risen Foods, LLC, No. 16-4166 (2d Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
The Second Circuit reversed the district court's judgment declaring that Citizens was obligated to defend and, if necessary, indemnify Risen Foods under a businessowners policy and an umbrella policy in an underlying suit for damages arising out of a motor vehicle accident. The court held that Risen Foods' vehicle was not covered by either policy. NGM Insurance Co. v. Blakely Pumping, Inc., 593 F.3d 150 (2d Cir. 2010), was controlling in this case where the operative language of the endorsement in NGM was identical to the operative language in the endorsement added to the Citizens businessowners policy in the pending case. Here, the Risen Foods vehicle was not a "covered auto" under the policies.