C. H. King v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Inc. of New York, NY

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
C. H. King v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Inc. of New York, NY
Case Date: 
1936
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Breach of Contract

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
139
Notes / Description: 

Plaintiff sued defendant for $2500 & interest, plus statutory penalty of 25% of the amount due. On Aug. 1935 plaintiff's left hand was accidentally severed above the right wrist by a saw. Doctors were able to reattach the hand, but it is essentially useless. Metropolitan Life has refused to honor the claim, although the plaintiff's policy was paid up & in force at the time the accident occurred.