AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE - Black's Law Dictionary

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Means reasonable time. Callaway v. Central Surety & Insurance Corporation, C.C.A.Tex., 107 F.2d 761, 762; London Guarantee & Accident Co. v. Shafer, D.C.Ohio, 35 F.Supp. 647, 649; London Guarantee & Accident Co. v. Shafer, D.C.Ohio, 32 F.Supp. 905, 908; Unverzagt v. Prestera, 13 A.2d 46, 48, 339 Pa. 141.

These words are not synonymous with "as soon as possible" ; they mean ordinarily as soon as reasonably can be expected. Texas Employers' Ins. Ass'n v. Mummey, Tex. Civ.App., 200 S.W. 251, 253; or "in due time", Texas Employers' Ins. Ass'n v. Mummey, Tex.Civ.App., 200 S.W. 251, 252. But the words have also been construed as practically synonymous with speedily. Roberson v. Weaver, 145 Ga. 620, 89 S.E. 769, 772.

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