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 - Martha Ann HdrnhMif hpifl a i ho^taimfurance...
Martha Ann HdrnhMif hpifl a i ho^taimfurance policy at the time of her death in 1952. The com- pany declined to pay the claim of the insured on the grounds that ! she was treated at a place the j companv claimed was not a “rocognized hospital." The District Court of Ellis Coun- tv ruled against the insurance com- pany and awarded a total of $2,305 ! to the estate. In an opinion by Associate Justice Joseph W. Hale. Tenth Court upheld the lower court decision, said the insurance company wrote I the definition and failed to define | it except as a “recognized hos- j pital.” Judge Hale cited Webster's Dictionary definition and that of a Dallas City ordinance to hold that j Oak Lawn Hospital of Dallas came | within the general definition. Judge Halp said lhat since the insurance I company writes the policies, the courts have consistently given a j liberal view toward the contentions toward th? people who are insured. I'nder the definition Judge Hale upheld the case. The opinion said | the size of the hospital and its fa- Court Defines Hospital To Settle Suit The Tenih Court of Civil Appeals Thursdav defined a hospital in a suit between the National Bankers Life Insurance Co. and Hattie Lee Hornbeak as independent executrix of the estate of Martha Ann Hornbeak. Martha Ann Hornbeak held uie size or uie nuspuai ana iu> ih - i cilities oid not determine it* defi- nition as a hospital. I I

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  1. The Waco News-Tribune,
  2. 12 Mar 1954, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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