Best Lawyer Of The Year

  1. [color=maroon][color=maroon][font='trebuchet ms']best lawyer story of the year,
    [color=maroon][color=maroon][font='trebuchet ms']decade and probably the century!![color=maroon][color=maroon][font='trebuchet ms']
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    [font='trebuchet ms']charlotte[font='trebuchet ms'], north carolina[font='trebuchet ms']. usa.
    [font='trebuchet ms']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 [font='trebuchet ms']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 [font='trebuchet ms']refused to pay, citing the obvious reason, that the man had [font='trebuchet ms']consumed the cigars in the normal fashion.
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    [font='trebuchet ms']the lawyer sued.. and won!
    (stay with me.)

    [font='trebuchet ms']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 [font='trebuchet ms']obligated to pay the claim!

    rather than endure lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company [font='trebuchet ms']accepted the ruling and paid $15,000 to the lawyer for his loss of the cigars lost in the "fires".
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    [font='trebuchet ms']now, for the best part..[font='trebuchet ms']
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    [font='trebuchet ms']after the lawyer cashed the check, the insurance company had him arrested on [font='trebuchet ms']24 counts of arson!!!
    with his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being used against him, the lawyer was [font='trebuchet ms']convicted of intentionally burning his insured property and was sentenced to [font='trebuchet ms']24 months in jail and a $24,000 fine.
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    [color=maroon][color=maroon][font='trebuchet ms']this is a true story and was the first place winner in the recent criminal lawyers award contest![color=maroon][color=maroon][font='trebuchet ms']

    [font='trebuchet ms']only in america
  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   AmyB
    That's great. I just sent it to my attorney husband and FIL.
  4. by   RGN1
    I've just sent this to loads of people, tooooo funny!!!