Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Court reviews whether plaintiff's misrepresentations in his application for disability benefits increased an insurance company's risk of loss

ROY L. LAWHON, v. MOUNTAIN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY (Tenn. Ct. App. November 21, 2011)

Plaintiff made claim for credit disability insurance coverage after he became disabled, and defendant insurance company denied benefits on the grounds of misrepresentations in the application for insurance, which he had executed. The Trial Court ruled in favor of plaintiff on the grounds that misrepresentations in the application did not increase the risk of loss. On appeal, we reverse the Trial Court's Judgment because the misrepresentations contained in the application for insurance increase defendant's risk of loss under the statute.

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