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Death From Autoerotic Asphysxiation And The Double Indemnity Clause In Life Insurance Policies: The Latest Round In Accidental Death Litigation, Francis Achampong Jul 2015

Death From Autoerotic Asphysxiation And The Double Indemnity Clause In Life Insurance Policies: The Latest Round In Accidental Death Litigation, Francis Achampong

Akron Law Review

This paper examines the cases that have been decided on this issue, seeking to determine whether recovery under the double indemnity provision revolves around the type of clause used in the policy, or on the particular jurisdiction's stand on what is "accidental," regardless of policy language. The author seeks to determine whether any particular trend may be elicited from these cases that may shed light on the likely disposition of future cases