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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-27-2004, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Who here likes lawyers?

I don't know who to root for in this story...

A Charlotte, NC lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then insured them against fire among other things. Within a month having smoked his entire stockpile of these great cigars and without yet having made even his first premium payment on the policy, the lawyer filed 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.)

In 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 rare cigars lost 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.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-27-2004, 10:12 AM
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That's an old story that's been proven false. Sorry bro, its an urban legend.

http://www.snopes.com/crime/clever/cigarson.asp

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-27-2004, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well, once there was this guy with a hook on his hand...

Never mind. Crap!
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-27-2004, 10:31 AM
 
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That's an old story that's been proven false. Sorry bro, its an urban legend.

so that would make this story somehow equivalent to the story about the kid who's parents pulled off his bike seat from his bmx bike to ground him but he went out anyway, took a big jump, and tore open his junk, and he then had a little boy dangling out of the package, touching the dirt, and the other one was IN the seatpost? i was told that it happened right at this bmx track i used to ride on in grade school... dang big kids messing with lil kids
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Well, once there was this guy with a hook on his hand...

Never mind. Crap!

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