Bettie Smith v. Life & Casualty Insurance Co.

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Bettie Smith v. Life & Casualty Insurance Co.
Case Date: 
1935
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Insurance Disputes

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
114
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Plaintiff, who had a policy with the defendant, sued to collect $25 in unpaid claims plus a 25% penalty. Plaintiff also had policies with 3 other insurance companies & had filed claims with all of them. Defendant argued that her carrying aggregate insurance of over $7 violated her policy contract with them, & under the terms of the contract they were liable for only the pro rata part. Defendant had paid some of her claims before learning of the other insurance policies.