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Fraud on another policy doesn’t extinguish claim

Australian Executor Trustee Ltd v Suncorp Life & Superannuation Ltd [2016] SADC 89 

On 17 March 2008, a house owned by Mr and Mrs Humby was destroyed by a fire lit deliberately by Mr Humby. Mr Humby was accidentally killed in the fire.

Mrs Humby made a claim on a home and contents insurance policy and on Mr Humby’s life insurance policy which was held with the defendant, Suncorp. 

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