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8th Circuit Reverses Ruling In Insurer’s Favor In Suit Addressing Uberrimae Fidei

(September 8, 2015, 6:11 PM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 20 reversed a lower federal court’s finding that a marine insurance policy was void under the doctrine of uberrimae fidei, concluding that there are disputed issues of material fact as to whether the element of reliance was satisfied in a coverage dispute over the sinking of a leased barge during a nor’easter (St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co. v. Abhe & Svoboda Inc., No. 14-2234, 8th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 14671)....
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