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Fortuity in the law of marine insurance

Bennett, Howard

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Howard Bennett



Abstract

This article addresses the meaning and significance of the concept of fortuity within the law of marine insurance. Voluntary conduct, naturally occurring losses and inherent vice, and inevitable losses are analysed, highlighting both the variable role and varied meanings of fortuity and considering the extent to which fortuity represents a presumption as to the interpretation of insurance contracts or an absolute restriction on the scope of insurance.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2007
Journal Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly
Print ISSN 0306-2945
Electronic ISSN 0306-2945
Publisher Informa Business Intelligence
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Bennett, H. (2007). Fortuity in the law of marine insurance. Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly,
Keywords fortuity, marine, insurance, all risks, voluntariness, wilful misconduct, unseaworthiness, perils of the sea, inherent vice, latent defects, leakage, inevitable loss
Related Public URLs http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1092806
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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