Insurance Company cannot deny a vehicle owner's claim merely because the driver possessed a fake license: Supreme Court [Read Judgment]

The Court observed that to avoid liability, the onus was on the insurance company to prove that the insured did not take adequate care and caution to verify the driver's licence.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court recently held that an insurance claim cannot be denied only on the ground that the vehicle was driven by a driver possessing a fake license, in the absence of proven wilful negligence by the insured in verifying the genuineness of the licence (Nirmal Kothari v United India Insurance Co Ltd).

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