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Audette v. L'Union St. Joseph
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
59 N.E. 668 (1901)
After Louis Audette died, Malvina Audette, the administratrix of his estate (plaintiff), sued L’Union St. Joseph (L’Union) for sick benefits. A bylaw of L’Union provided that no benefits were to be given without receipt of a sworn physician certificate. The intestate’s physician had refused to sign a certificate because of a religious objection to making oaths. The trial court decided in favor of L’Union, and Audette appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Loring, J.)
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