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Breunig v. American Family Insurance Company
Citation:45 Wis.2d 536, 173 N.W.2d 619 (1970)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Breunig v. American Family Ins. Co
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Erma Veith, who had a recent history of experiencing visions, was driving when she suffered from one of these hallucinations, causing her to believe God was directing her car and that she could fly because Batman could. Her car veered and hit Phillip Breunig (plaintiff). The plaintiff sued Veith’s insurance company, American Family Insurance Co. (defendant), on the grounds that Veith was negligent. The defendant argued that Veith could not be found negligent because she was not consciously operating the car.
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