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post #1 of 7 Old 02-18-2004, 9:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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ONLY IN AMERICA!!!

Best lawyer story of the year and reported to be absolutely true...

A New York 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!

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 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 the 1st place winner in the recent Criminal
Lawyers Award Contest.

ONLY IN AMERICA!!!
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Re: ONLY IN AMERICA!!!

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Re: ONLY IN AMERICA!!!

It's still funny, though.
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Re: ONLY IN AMERICA!!!

But only in America would a story like that be believable!
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Re: ONLY IN AMERICA!!!

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But only in America would a story like that be believable!
You're soooo right on that comment!
(actually, it's really kind of sad)
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