No. 98-1747.

158 F.3d 966 (1998)

Cecylia CHMIEL, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. JC PENNEY LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, a foreign insurance company, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided October 20, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Markian B. Lewun (argued), Lewun & Kais, Chicago, IL, for Plainiff-Appellant.

Donald A. Murday (argued), Sean P. MacCarthy, Peterson & Ross, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.

Before POSNER, Chief Judge, and FLAUM and KANNE, Circuit Judges.

FLAUM, Circuit Judge.

This is an appeal from the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor JC Penney Life Insurance Company ("JC Penney") and against Cecylia Chmiel, a widow denied accidental death benefits based on a blood-alcohol exclusion in her husband's life insurance policies. We now affirm.


Adam Chmiel held two insurance policies issued by JC Penney providing $110,000 in accidental death benefits. These benefits were payable...

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