US LAWS, STATUTES and CODES : Chan Robles Virtual Law Library USA Supreme Court Decisions | Resolutions : Chan Robles Virtual Law Library

ChanRobles™ Virtual Law Library™ |™   
Main Index Repository of Laws, Statutes and Codes Latest Philippine Supreme Court Decisions Chan Robles Virtual Law Library Latest Legal Updates Philippine Legal Resources Significant Philippine Legal Resources Worldwide Legal Resources Philippine Supreme Court Decisions United States Legal Resources United States Supreme Court Jurisprudence ChanRobles LawTube - Social Network

ChanRobles Internet Bar Review : DebtKollect Company, Inc. - Debt Collection Firm Intellectual Property Division - Chan Robles Law Firm

Philippine Supreme Court DecisionsChanRobles On-Line Bar Review

google search for chanrobles.comSearch for

PENMAN V. ST. PAUL FIRE & MARINE INS. CO., 216 U. S. 311 (1910)

Subscribe to Cases that cite 216 U. S. 311 RSS feed for this section

U.S. Supreme Court

Penman v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 216 U.S. 311 (1910)

Penman v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company

No. 67

Argued January 7, 10, 1910

Decided February 21, 1910

216 U.S. 311


The rule of ejusdem generis is a rule of interpretation, and even if it should be applied more liberally to contracts of insurance than to contracts of other kinds, it cannot be so applied as to exclude "blasting powder" from a prohibition to keep or allow on insured premises certain specified explosives and "other explosives."

Where the policy furnishes the only way by which its terms can be chanroblesvirtualawlibrary

Page 216 U. S. 312

waived and expressly provides against modification by custom of trade or manufacture or by agents, and are unambiguous, courts cannot admit parol testimony to alter the written words of the contract. Northern Assurance Co. v. Grand View Building Association, 183 U. S. 308.

151 F.9d 1, affirmed.

The facts, which involve the liability of a fire insurance company on a policy of insurance, are stated in the opinion. chanroblesvirtualawlibrary

Page 216 U. S. 314

ChanRobles™ LawTube

google search for Search for

Supreme Court Decisions Philippine Supreme Court DecisionsUS Supreme Court Decisions



Browse By ->> Volume


Browse By ->> Year


  Copyright © ChanRobles Publishing Company | Disclaimer | E-mail Restrictions
ChanRobles™ Virtual Law Library |™