Maryland Insurance Company v. Rugan's Administrator
10 U.S. 338

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Maryland Insurance Company v. Rugan's Administrator, 10 U.S. 6 Cranch 338 338 (1810)

Maryland Insurance Company v. Rugan's Administrator

10 U.S. (6 Cranch) 338

Syllabus

What is reasonable time for abandonment is a question for the jury to decide under the direction of a court.

The operation of a concealment on the policy depends on its materiality to the risk, and this materiality is a subject for the consideration of a jury.

A bill of lading stating the property to belong to A. and B. is not conclusive evidence, and does not estop A. from showing the property to belong to another.

Error to the Circuit Court for the District of Maryland in an action of covenant upon a policy of insurance upon the cargo of the brig Sally at and from Surinam to New York.

There was no warranty as to the character of the property.

Upon the trial below, the plaintiffs in error took three bills of exception, and the verdict and judgment being against them, they brought their writ of error.

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