In this judgment, the insured had two life policies with the insurer, which included life cover, severe illness benefits, and income continuation benefits.

The insured amended the policies a number of times, but on none of these occasions did the insured disclose that he had been diagnosed with and treated for clinical depression. 


The UK court of appeal refused to avoid a mobile plant policy plus extension on the grounds of non-disclosure of risk-related information because the lower premium was the result of the insurer’s underwriting practices and their own mistake not of the non-disclosure.

The insured was in the business of waste collection and waste recycling and

Where a seller had fraudulently failed to disclose a defective roof and sewerage system covered by buildings constructed without required statutory approval he was successfully sued in delict for fraudulent misrepresentation and fraudulent nondisclosure. Because the conduct was fraudulent the delictual claim defeated the voetstoots clause in the deed of sale as well as the

Higherdelta Ltd was the owner of commercial properties including a restaurant in Scotland. Its company secretary, director and shareholder was also the owner of a portfolio of residential properties. The non-disclosure of prior events relating to the personal portfolio was held not to be relevant to underwriting the business policy.

The restaurant was added to

In the USA a directors and officers policy issued to a man who later pleaded guilty to selling $1.9 million in phony stock was voided for non-disclosure.

The policy taken out and renewed included a policy application where the director stated he was unaware of any acts, errors or omissions that may be grounds for

A US court has allowed an insurer to avoid a $25 million policy it issued to H.J. Heinz Co. because of a material misrepresentation regarding its product recall history.

In response to a question whether the company had experienced any product recalls or withdrawals within the previous ten years, the insured failed to disclose a

In an English court judgment in Brit UW Limited v F&B Trenchless Solutions Limited the insurer successfully sought a declaration that avoided a contractor’s combined liability policy.

The policy had been issued to the insured as a specialist tunnelling contractor. A derailment of a train occurred at a site where the insured had recently constructed