See the full video at https://youtu.be/zGHcpyD2kQQ  Inherent Vice
Inherent vice relates to internal degradation or any quality that causes the object's own damage or destruction, not a foreign cause. [ Employers Casualty Company v. Holm 393 S.W. 2d 363, 367 (Tex. Civ. App. 1965).] The subjective test for fortity raises questions about whether the inherent vice exclusion is effective.
L atent Defect
A latent defect is a defect that could not be detected by any known or common test. General Motors Corp. mot Olancho 220 F. 2d 278, 2d. Cir. 1955. Analysis indicates that the latent defect and the inherent vice exclusions are attempts to embody the need for security in the policy text. An insurer can only reasonably be expected to insure against a possible or unknown risk of loss.
W ear and tea r
Exclusion of wear, perhaps because it is so obvious, has seldom been the subject of appeal. The phrase has been defined as:
[C] When we interpret the words "wear and tear" in their common use every day, we are convinced that the words. . . simply means only the ordinary and natural deterioration or abrasion that an object experiences through its expected contacts between its components and external objects during the natural life expectancy. Cyclops Corporation v. The Home Insurance Company 352 F. Supp. 931 (W.D. Pa. 1973). Catalog
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