Hoffman v. John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company
92 U.S. 161

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Hoffman v. John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, 92 U.S. 161 (1875)

Hoffman v. John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company

92 U.S. 161

Syllabus

An agreement between the agent of an insurance company and an applicant for insurance whereby the former, without authority from the company, accepted, by way of satisfaction of a premium payable in money, articles of personal property, is a fraud upon the company, and no valid contract against it arises therefrom.

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