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Libby, McNeill & Libby v. United States, 340 U.S. 71 (1950)

Libby, McNeill & Libby v. United States

No. 37

Argued October 13, 1950

Decided November 27, 1950

340 U.S. 71


A government war risk insurance policy insuring a ship against "all consequences of hostilities or warlike operations" did not cover loss resulting from the stranding of the insured ship (because of a mistake in steering) while it was engaged in transporting military supplies and personnel between war bases when there was, in fact, no causal connection between the "warlike operation" and the stranding. Standard Oil Co. v. United States, ante p. 340 U. S. 54. Pp. 340 U. S. 71-72.

115 Ct.Cl. 290, 87 F. Supp. 866, affirmed.

In a suit by petitioner on a government policy of war risk insurance, the Court of Claims gave judgment for the United States. 115 Ct.Cl. 290, 87 F.Supp. 866. This Court granted certiorari. 339 U.S. 977. Affirmed, p. 340 U. S. 72.

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