Relief Fire Insurance Company of New York v. Shaw
94 U.S. 574 (1876)

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Relief Fire Insurance Company of New York v. Shaw, 94 U.S. 574 (1876)

Relief Fire Insurance Company of New York v. Shaw

94 U.S. 574

Syllabus

1. Unless prohibited by statute or other positive regulation, a valid contract of insurance can be made by parol.

2. There is nothing in the charter of the plaintiff in error, nor in c. 196, sec. 1, of the acts of Massachusetts for 1884 which prohibits it from entering into such a contract in that state.

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