Mary F. Wene, in error v. National Union, in error

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Mary F. Wene, in error v. National Union, in error
Case Date: 
1895
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Insurance Claims and Policies

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
39
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The plaintiff in error, Mary Wene, sued the defendant in error, National Union, for failure to pay on her deceased husband's, Samuel M. Wene, $5000 life insurance policy, which he purchased with the National Union before his death. The defendant in error claimed the contract was voided because Samuel Wene committed suicide. Mary Wene claimed that the suicide "should be considered as much an accident "as if the act had been unconsciously done by another."