It’s time for the next installment of Holcomb Dunbar law series “Insurance Law from A to Z.” This was put together by our litigation group who practice in the insurance law arena. Of course, if you have questions about these or any other topics please do not hesitate to contact us.
This week’s installment – Reasonable Expectation Doctrine
Mississippi has adopted the reasonable expectations doctrine on public policy grounds: “The objectively reasonable expectations of applicants and intended beneficiaries regarding the terms of insurance contracts will be honored even though the painstaking study of the policy provisions would have negated those expectations.” Brown v. Blue Cross & Blue Shield, 427 So. 2d 139, 141, fn. 2 (Miss. 1983) (citing Keeton, Insurance Law Rights at Variance with Policy Provisions, 83 Harv. L. Rev. 961, 967 (1970)).
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