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Greguhn v. Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co.
Citation:Supreme Court of Utah, 1969. 23 Utah 2d 214, 461 P.2d 285.
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Greguhn (Plaintiff) obtained disability policies from United Benefit Life Insurance Company and Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company (Defendants) against loss arising from sickness or accident. The policies stated that plaintiff was entitled to payment for as long as plaintiff was out of work. On September 21, 1964, plaintiff suffered an injury to his back while at work and was unable to continue working. Defendants made payments under the disability policies until June 1965 stating that plaintiff’s ailment would be considered a loss due to illness without confinement, and that a payment of 300 would represent the final payment of benefits under the policies.
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