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Thread: The Best Lawyer/Insurance Story!!

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    Cool The Best Lawyer/Insurance Story!!

    I swear..this would only happen in American!!

    Ok...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, like 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!!!


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    STAY WITH ME ....


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    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 a 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'!!!


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    NOW FOR THE BEST PART ....


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    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 was a true story which won First Place in a Criminal Lawyers Award Contest.

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    I remember reading that when I was a child, tis a good story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eeyore View Post
    I remember reading that when I was a child, tis a good story!
    Yeah I ran into it and could stop laughing. I love the attack and counter attack strategy. LOL 24 counts of arson 'small fires' probably because he smoked the 24 cigars in the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
    Yeah I ran into it and could stop laughing. I love the attack and counter attack strategy. LOL 24 counts of arson 'small fires' probably because he smoked the 24 cigars in the box.
    Not probably, that's the exact reason...

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    Great post, I haven't gotten a laugh like that in a while.

    You would be surprised how much humor comes out of the courts.

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    Sorry to ruin an interesting post, but all sources I can find on the internet point to this story being completely made up:

    Fantastic tales | Law | The Guardian
    Lawyer Commits Insurance Fraud With Box of Cigars? - BreakTheChain.org
    snopes.com: Cigar Arson
    Burned Cigars Insurance Claim Hoax

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyjess View Post
    Sorry to ruin an interesting post, but all sources I can find on the internet point to this story being completely made up:

    Fantastic tales | Law | The Guardian
    Lawyer Commits Insurance Fraud With Box of Cigars? - BreakTheChain.org
    snopes.com: Cigar Arson
    Burned Cigars Insurance Claim Hoax
    OMG!! LOL that makes it even funnier!! Thanks for doing to research. Now I am sad..I wish it was a real story. When I saw the movie Blair Witch they said it was a real story also. :P

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    The first rule of journalism is :-
    Never let the truth get in the way of a good story

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuscan View Post
    The first rule of journalism is :-
    Never let the truth get in the way of a good story
    Hahahah!! Nice! Humm.. wait a second..unless that story is about YOU!!

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