Friday, October 30, 2009

It happens only in America....

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 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.
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".

After the lawyer cashed the check, the insurance company had him arrested on 24
counts of ARSON (Arson is the crime of deliberately and maliciously setting fire
to structures or wildland areas.) 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 the First Place winner in the recent
Criminal Lawyers Award Contest.
ONLY IN America!

Don't know its true or not.. but if its true.... really drama...

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