Illa V. Bowery, admr. v. Volunteer State Life Insurance Company

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Illa V. Bowery, admr. v. Volunteer State Life Insurance Company
Case Date: 
1932
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Breach of Contract

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
491
Notes / Description: 

Plntff. widow & admr. of of Dr. Ernest B. Bowery, who died on 7 April 1931 of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. On 5 Aug. 1930 Dr. Bowery took out a $10,000 life insurance policy with Southern States Life Insurance Co. which was later taken over by the deft. which has refused to pay the plntff.'s claim. Plntff. filing suit for $10,000 plus interest & penalties. Deft. argues it has no liability as Dr. Bowery died by his own hand. It is suggested that he was heavily in debt. 2 Folders.