lawyer story

  1. Subject: a lawyer story


    This is the best lawyer story of the year, decade and probably the
    > century.
    > >
    > > A Charlotte, NC 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 $15,000.00 to the lawyer for his loss of
    > the
    > > rare cigars lost in the "fires."
    > >
    > > NOW FOR THE BEST PART...
    > >
    > > 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
    > $24,000.00
    > > 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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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   RN always
    oh my! Great story, it did not end as I thought it would. I thought the Lawyer was going to use the 15,000 to help support anti-smoking to children but no such luck. Wishful thinking huh?
  4. by   2ndCareerRN
    Hate to be the bearer of bad news. Because we know the best place for scum sucking lawyers is in jail.

    But this one is an urban legend.

    http://www.snopes.com/index.html

    Do a search for Cigarson.


    bob
  5. by   tiger
    aaaaawwwww! i thought it was such a neat story!
  6. by   NurseDennie
    Yeah, isn't it sad? Most of those stories that are too good to be true aren't.

    *sigh*

    Love

    Dennie
  7. by   JonRN
    Nonetheless, it was a very entertaining story, and well worth the read. I for one loved it even if it was a product of some twisted sleazy lawyer's imagination.

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