The Law of Life Insurance with a Chapter on Accident Insurance

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Baker, Voorhis & Company, 1874 - Accident insurance - 793 pages

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Page 9 - ... no insurance shall be made by any person or persons, bodies politic or corporate, on the life or lives of any person or persons, or on any event or events whatsoever, wherein the person or persons for whose use, benefit, or on whose account such policy or policies shall be made, shall have no interest, or by way of gaming or wagering ; and that every assurance made contrary to the true intent and meaning hereof, shall be null and void to all intents and purposes whatsoever.
Page 577 - It shall be lawful for any married woman, by herself, and in her name, or in the name of any third person, with his assent as her Trustee, to cause to be insured for her sole use the life of her husband for any definite period, or for the term of his natural life, and in case of her surviving her husband...
Page 408 - If the death is caused by the voluntary act of the assured, he knowing and intending that his death shall be the result of his act, but when his reasoning faculties are so far impaired that he is not able to understand the moral character, the general nature, consequences and effect of the act he is about to commit, or when he is impelled thereto by an insane impulse, which he has not the power to resist, such death is not within the contemplation of the parties to the contract, and the insurer is...
Page 645 - No person duly authorized to practice physic or surgery shall be allowed to disclose any information which he may have acquired in attending any patient in his professional character, and which information was necessary to enable him to prescribe for such patient as a physician, or to do any act for him as a surgeon: Prnrldcd, however.
Page 523 - A policy of insurance on the life of an individual, in the absence of an agreement or assignment to the contrary, shall inure to the separate use of the husband or wife and children of said individual, independently of his creditors.
Page 393 - ... in order to take a case out of the operation of the proviso, to prove that self-destruction was the result of insanity.
Page 4 - The contract commonly called Life Assurance, when properly considered, is a mere contract to pay a certain sum of money on the death of a person in. consideration of the due payment of a certain annuity for his life; the amount of the annuity being calculated, in the first instance, according to the probable duration of the life, and, when once fixed, it is constant and invariable.
Page 571 - Any policy of insurance made by any insurance company on the life of any person, expressed to be for the benefit of a married woman...
Page 223 - The mere affixing the seal does not render it a deed; but as soon as there are acts or words sufficient to shew that it is intended by the party to be executed as his deed presently binding on him, it is sufficient. The most apt and expressive mode of indicating such an intention is to hand it over, saying: "I deliver this as my deed...
Page 118 - And although the cases to which this principle is to be applied are not as well denned as could be wished, the general doctrine is well understood and is applied by courts of law as well as equity where the technical advantage thus obtained is set up and relied on to defeat the ends of justice or establish a dishonest claim.

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