Inherent Vice

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Meaning of Inherent Vice

In marine insurance policies, there is usually a clause exempting the insurer from liability for loss of cargo occasioned by its own inherent vice. The term is applied to anything which by reason of its own inherent qualities is lost without any negligence by anyone. The expression inherent vice as an exception in an insurance policy means that which is necessarily incidental to the property rather than occasioned by an adventitious cause . Employers casualty Co. v Holm, (Tex. Civ. App.) 393 S. W.2d 363.

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  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police Work
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