Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
  • U
  • United States Life Insurance Company v. Wils…United States Life Insurance Company v. Wilson
From our private database of 16,800+ case briefs...

United States Life Insurance Company v. Wilson

Maryland Court of Special Appeals
18 A.3d 110 (2011)


Dr. John Griffith’s life-insurance policy lapsed when the renewal premium was overdue. United States Life Insurance Company (codefendant) sent him an “Application for Reinstatement of Coverage,” which stated that he could reinstate the policy by paying the overdue premium. On July 23, Griffith set up an e-check to pay the premium. The bank sent the check out two days later on July 25. Griffith died in an accident on July 28. The insurer received the check on July 30 and refused to pay benefits, claiming that the policy was lapsed on the date of death. Griffith’s widow, Elizabeth Wilson (plaintiff), sued the insurer and AMA Insurance Agency, Inc. (AMAIA) (codefendant), arguing that the policy had been reinstated before Griffith died. The trial court granted Wilson summary judgment. The insurer and AMAIA appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Eyler, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 450,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 450,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 16,800 briefs, keyed to 224 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Questions & Answers

Have a question about this case?

Sign up for a free 7-day trial and ask it

Sign up for a FREE 7-day trial