John C. McLain v. American Glanzstoff Corporation & John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
John C. McLain v. American Glanzstoff Corporation & John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company
Case Date: 
1932
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Insurance Claims and Policies

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
35
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Plaintiff received life insurance policy from John Hancock via his employer, American Glanzstoff. Policy provided for payout if policy holder became disabled before age 60. Plaintiff claimed total disability, but defendants refused to pay. American Glanzstoff was subsidiary of the Austrian company Vereinigte Glanzstoff-Fabriken AG. The company produced synthetic silk (rayon). "Glanzstoff" can be roughly translated as "shiny/shimmery stuff."