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BEST v. EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY UNITED STATES (11/13/50)

THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


November 13, 1950

BEST, APPELLANT
v.
THE EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES

Appeal, No. 43, March T., 1950, from judgment of Superior Court, April T., 1948, No. 243, affirming judgment of Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, April T., 1946, No. 376, in case of Helen Lou Best, by her guardian, James Freshley v. The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Judgment affirmed.

COUNSEL

Samuel J. Goldstein, for appellant.

Thomas Lewis Jones, for appellee.

Before Drew, C.j., Stern, Stearne, Jones, Ladner and Chidsey, JJ.

[ 365 Pa. Page 418]

OPINION PER CURIAM

The only question involved in this appeal is the construction of a group life insurance policy. The policy provides that "the insurance of any employee shall automatically cease upon the occurrence of any of the following (3) events' -- one of which was "the cessation of premium payments on account of such employee's insurance hereunder". The last premium was paid for the insured on October 7, 1944, thus insuring her until

[ 365 Pa. Page 419]

November 30, 1944. No other premium payments were ever made thereafter by or on behalf of the insured. Because of this failure to pay any premium after October 7, 1944, the policy by its terms automatically terminated on November 30, 1944.

We have read the policy and carefully considered all of plaintiff's contentions and believe we cannot profitably add anything to the clear and convincing opinion of Judge HIRT, which correctly decides the case. The appeal is dismissed and the judgment is affirmed on the opinion of the Superior Court which is reported in 165 Pa. Superior Ct. 452, 68 A.2d 400.

Judgment affirmed.

Disposition

Judgment affirmed.

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