Best Lawyer Story Of The Year, Decade And Probably The Century

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  1. Chas

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    BEST LAWYER STORY OF THE YEAR, DECADE AND PROBABLY THE CENTURY

    Charlotte, North Carolina: a 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 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.

    So 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, 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 lost in the "fires".


    NOW FOR THE BEST PART

    After the lawyer cashed the cheque, 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 is a true story and was first place winner in the recent Criminal Lawyers Award Contest.

    ONLY IN AMERICA!
     
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    Bah! I really wanted to believe that one!
     
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    Thanks for posting it. The post made me smile and yes I knew it was a story, but so what? It made me smile :)

    Regards
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    That's older than a pair of Glojo's shoes!
     
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    Crikey!!
    I'll have you know my shoes were new when I took them off my mate......

    Able Seaman Horatio Nelson:p :p

    Regards
    New Shoes John
     
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    If it had been in the EEC he could have appealed to the European Court of Human Rights that the tobacco company had breached his rights by selling him a potentially carcinogenic product! Then the government would slap a D notice on all the witnesses saying that the cigars might have been part of the CIA plot to assasinate Fidel Castro in the 60's and as such constituted a threat to national security. In the meantime Mr Sid Smith an expert in rolling cigars was found dead in his greenhouse under mysterious circumstances. He was rumoured to have committed suicide by ingesting " leek" fertiliser but a nearby hospital casualty department was closed by the HSE for "routine Polonium decontamination! " In the meantime local police are investigating the mysterious disappearance of 50 ex-employees of the H & O Wills Tobacco factory who have failed to return from a special holiday charter flight to Uzbekistan sponsored by the American Homeland Security Agency. You couldn't make it up could you?:rolleyes:
     
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    :D Someone did :devil: :)

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