George C. Bass, Jr. v. Aetna Life Insurance Co.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
George C. Bass, Jr. v. Aetna Life Insurance Co.
Case Date: 
1936
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Insurance Disputes

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
225
Notes / Description: 

Under terms of plaintiff's policy with defendant he would be paid $25 per week for life if permanently disabled. On 3 March 1930 plaintiff accidentally injured himself by drinking a small amount of "Jamaica ginger" that contained a "foreign or poisonous" ingredient & suffered "multiple neuritis", resulting in permanent disability. Aetna discontinued its payments after 48 weeks & has not paid in 2 years. Exhibit of ginger extract located in ET Oversize Box 11.