2 edition of Insurance law found in the catalog.
1998 by Practising Law Institute .
Written in English
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These general principles of the law of contract in South Africa also hold good for contracts of insurance, and must be applied to such contracts. In those exceptional cases in which the parties misunderstand each other and only apparent consent exists, liability appears to rest on the reasonable reliance by the contracting party on the existence of consensus. After all, that is the point of taking up insurance in the first place. Tens of billions of dollars are at stake in these direct challenges to the flood—or water damage—exclusions in Katrina-related litigation. The consent must not be caused by fraud, undue influence, mistake and misrepresentation.
As social security Insurance provide social security to people. Underwriters sat in bars, or newly fashionable coffee-shops such as that run by Edward Lloyd on Lombard Street, considering the details of proposed mercantile "adventures" and indicating the extent to which they would share upon the risks entailed by writing their "scratch" or signature upon the documents shown to them. It may also happen that the insurer makes the offer from the outset, as in the case of coupon insurance or interim insurance. Bar Admissions. If, during the conclusion of the contract, a party is represented by an agent with authority to enter into the contract on behalf of his principal, the intention and acts of the agent must be taken into consideration in deciding whether a contract has come into existence.
Thus, insurance provides the continuity of trade which help for the growth of economy. Temporary insurance is sometimes granted in terms of a reminder to renew an existing insurance contract, and can be encountered in various other types of documents. The court applies a version of the reasonable-person test: that is, whether a reasonable person would have regarded the particular facts as relevant to the decision of an insurer concerning the assessment and underwriting of the risk. The requirement for insurable interest was removed in non-marine English law, possibly inadvertently, by the provisions of the Gambling Act
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If, for example, a proposer for motor-vehicle insurance states in answer to a question in a proposal form that he has not been involved in an accident during the past three years, whereas in fact he has, the statement is obviously wholly false. Duty to disclose material facts[ edit ] The doctrine of disclosure is based on the general doctrine of good faith.
It helps people to develop habit of saving and help to generate employment by giving working to insurance companies. As social security Insurance provide social security to people. An insurance contract will almost always limit the amount of monetary protection possible.
Below are some further examples of insurable interest: An owner of property has an insurable interest to the full value of that property.
It is the nature of the act or conduct involved which distinguishes this type of misrepresentation from positive misrepresentation. During that time, he represented sophisticated financial services institutions in a wide range of matters.
It analyzes each of the principal groupings of insurance contracts: personal, property, casualty, and commercial bonds, including matters common to all policies and it discusses many new types of insurance, such as franchise, credit life and disability, uninsured motorist and no-fault.
Insurance is a social device for spreading the chance of financial loss among a large number of people. Russ, Thomas F. UK 1st class degree: 9 out of 10 UK degree: 7. Thus, when a building burns down, the loss is spread to the people contributing to the pool.
The premium paid is the consideration given by the insured to the insurer. Whether a statement is false or inaccurate will, in the final analysis, have to be judged according to the convictions of the community. It is accordingly said that the principle of indemnity governs indemnity insurance.
The detailed glossary with over entries defines insurance terms regarding auto, home, life, annuities and long-term care products. Grenada We normally consider the following qualifications for entry to our postgraduate taught programmes: Bachelor Degree minimum 3 years from the University of West Indies.
Temporary insurance is sometimes granted in terms of a reminder to renew an existing insurance contract, and can be encountered in various other types of documents.
This information include the information relating to the relationship between the proposer with the person or property insured i. Currently, Mr. The court held that there is a duty on the insured and the insurer to disclose to each other, prior to the conclusion of the contract of insurance, every fact relative and material to the risk or to the assessment of the premium.
Differences and similarities[ edit ] The difference between indemnity and capital insurance must be taken to lie in the nature of the interest that is the object of the insurance: In indemnity insurance, the interest must of necessity be of a patrimonial nature; otherwise no financial loss or damage can be caused through its impairment.
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