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Post by melodiccolor on Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:39 pm

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BEST LAWYER/INSURANCE STORY OF THE YEAR, DECADE,
AND POSSIBLY THE CENTURY.

This took place in Charlotte, North Carolina

A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and
Expensive cigars, then insured them against, among other
Things, fire.

Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile
Of these great cigars, the lawyer filed a claim against
The insurance company.

In his claim, the lawyer stated the cigars were
Lost 'in a series of small fires.'

The insurance company refused to pay, citing the
Obvious reason, that the man had consumed the cigars in
The normal fashion.

The lawyer sued and WON!

(Stay with me.)

Delivering the ruling, the judge agreed with the
Insurance company that the claim was frivolous.. The judge
Stated nevertheless, that the lawyer held a policy from the
Company, in which it had warranted that the cigars were
Insurable and also guaranteed that it would insure them
Against fire, without defining what is considered to be
Unacceptable 'fire' and was obligated to pay the claim.

Rather than endure lengthy and costly appeal
Process, the insurance company accepted the ruling and
Paid $15,000 to the lawyer for his loss of the cigars
That perished in the 'fires'.

NOW FOR THE BEST PART...

After the lawyer cashed the check, the insurance
Company had him arrested on 24 counts of ARSON!!!

With his own insurance claim and testimony from
The previous case being used against him, the lawyer was
Convicted of intentionally burning his insured property and
Was sentenced to 24 months in jail and a $24,000 fine.

This true story won First Place in last
year's Criminal Lawyers Award Contest.



ONLY IN AMERICA

NO WONDER THE REST OF THE WORLD THINKS WE'RE
NUTS

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Post by BlueTopaz on Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:44 pm

OMG that's great!
I have to send that to my father (he's a lawyer). He'll get a kick out of that.

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Post by Little Sister on Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:13 am

Ah, so there is justice in the world. farao
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Post by melodiccolor on Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:25 pm

Hester Prynn wrote:Ah, so there is justice in the world. farao

Yes, and apparently it's insane, convoluted and karmic.

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