Sunday, December 28, 2008

LAWYERS Vs INSURANCE


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 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!

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 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 is a true story and was the 1st place winner in the recent Criminal
Lawyers Awa
rd Contest.

14 comments:

Arun Kumar said...

tit for tat...he he he...
I started seeing prison break dude..on ur recommendation...
reallly goooood.....u follow it regularly..??in tv or thro torrents..??

Tejo said...

WOW.... MARVELLOUS


CHEERS.....!!!

Aparna said...

course 'no one can outwit the system...

n he thought he was acting smart


oh a prison break fan

me too...i watch it through torrents...all the episodes

n u shud be a fan of scrubs too naa

in which tv channel does prison break air doc?

brocasarea said...

@ arun...yeah...am watching s4!...thr torrents;)

@ tejo...:)..

brocasarea said...

@ aparna....yeah have heard abt it..will see into it after my exams..thanks:)

Pavi!!!! said...

i've read this one before! Really coool ain't it!

ceedy said...

Cool....the lawyer must be smoking with anger now :)

brocasarea said...
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brocasarea said...

@ pavi..yeah :D

brocasarea said...

@ ceedy...lol;)

Reflections said...

LOL...tht was a good one:-D

priya said...

HaHaHa!! Nice!
You watch Boston Legal?
You Must!

brocasarea said...

@ reflections,priya...:))

Prats said...

Lollzzzz Awesome story...