Cosmopolitan Life Insurance Company v. Maud Colvin & Cosmopolitan Life Insurance Company v. O. W. Helms

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Cosmopolitan Life Insurance Company v. Maud Colvin & Cosmopolitan Life Insurance Company v. O. W. Helms
Case Date: 
1935
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Insurance Disputes

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
827
Notes / Description: 

O. W. Helms was driving a car while on business for Cosmopolitan Life Insurance Company when he struck and killed Allen Jordan, of whose estate Mattie Sharp is the administratrix. Helms abandoned the car and reported it stolen. Jordan had been living with and supporting Sharp while married to Maud Colvin. Cosmopolitan attempts to absolve themselves by stating they do not require their employees to travel by car.