American National Insurance Company v. Lula McFetridge

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
American National Insurance Company v. Lula McFetridge
Case Date: 
1944
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Insurance Claims and Policies

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
36
Notes / Description: 

Carrick McFetridge, Lula's husband, had a life insurance policy for $430. When he died in1944, the insurance company claimed that there had been a mistake on the policy: that it should have been written for $230. Because Lula & Carrick were illiterate, the insurance company faulted them for not noticing that a policy on a 48-year-old man could not be written for more than $230. (2 copies of case)