2016 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 22 - Insurance
RS 22:860 - Warranties and misrepresentations in negotiation; applications

LA Rev Stat § 22:860 (2016) What's This?

§860. Warranties and misrepresentations in negotiation; applications

A. Except as provided in Subsection B of this Section, R.S. 22:1314, and 1315, no oral or written misrepresentation or warranty made in the negotiation of an insurance contract, by the insured or in his behalf, shall be deemed material or defeat or void the contract or prevent it attaching, unless the misrepresentation or warranty is made with the intent to deceive.

B. In any application for life, annuity, or health and accident insurance made in writing by the insured, all statements therein made by the insured shall, in the absence of fraud, be deemed representations and not warranties. The falsity of any such statement shall not bar the right to recovery under the contract unless either one of the following is true as to the applicant's statement:

(1) The false statement was made with actual intent to deceive.

(2) The false statement materially affected either the acceptance of the risk or the hazard assumed by the insurer under the policy.

Acts 1958, No. 125; Acts 1985, No. 506, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 22:619 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2008, No. 454, §1; Acts 2010, No. 375, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2011.

NOTE: Former R.S. 22:860 redesignated as R.S. 22:611 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.

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