James B. Morris v. The Mobile Life Insurance Co.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
James B. Morris v. The Mobile Life Insurance Co.
Case Date: 
1878
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Insurance Claims and Policies

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
108
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Plntff. the beneficiary of a $1000 life insurance policy on the life of his father, Blount Morris, who died in April, 1876. Plntff. was suing to collect the $1000 plus interest because the deft. has refused to pay despite having received timely & satisfactory proof of his father's death. Deft. argues that B. Morris violated the policy's terms by misrepresenting his age & state of health. He claimed an age of 60 but was actually 69, an age the deft. does not insure, & had several ailments.