CONNECTICUT MUTUAL LIFE INS. CO. v. UNION TRUST CO.


112 U.S. 250 (1884)

CONNECTICUT MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY v. UNION TRUST COMPANY.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided November 17, 1884.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. D.C. Brown for plaintiff in error.

Mr. Wheeler H. Peckham for defendant in error.


MR. JUSTICE HARLAN delivered the opinion of the court.

This was an action upon a policy of life insurance in which a verdict and a judgment were rendered for the plaintiff. The policy was taken out on the 21st of February, 1878, by the Union Trust Company of New York for the benefit of the children of William Orton who might survive him. The insured died on the 22d of April of the same year. In the application, signed by...

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