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Sask. high court upholds decision to not pay insurance to estate of man who died of drug overdose

Her son died from drug overdose. He had two life insurance policies for which he paid premium for decades. Both insurance companied refused to pay out as policies prohibited criminal activity. The companies argued he son died after possession of illegal drugs which he possessed and then consumed.

The court upheld insurance companies refusal. The court decision will have wide spread consequences across Canada and may complicate things as multiple jurisdictions legalize small possession.

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