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The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that when a wife is the beneficiary of a life insurance policy taken out by her husband, only her heirs can receive the payout in the event she and her spouse die at the same time, including in an accident or joint suicide.

The top court, in its first such ruling, rejected claims that the husband’s heirs should also be guaranteed as beneficiaries.

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