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#1    Mr-X

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Posted 30 October 2002 - 11:02 AM

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    Mentalcase

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Posted 30 October 2002 - 12:03 PM

hehehe, very weird.

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#3    Bizarro

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Posted 30 October 2002 - 03:47 PM

good, put that idiot where he belongs  :si

if there was a meteor,
adrift amongst space,
set about on a collision course
not with Earth, but my face...
i wonder if id even know,
at what time i might,
be passed off like an old style
and by the meteor be smite?

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#4    Magikman

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Posted 30 October 2002 - 04:38 PM

Mr. X,


http://www.snopes2.com/business/genius/cigarson.htm

Magikman  :sf

* - Nevermind, we've been down this road already.  :s04

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#5    albaqwerty

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Posted 30 October 2002 - 04:52 PM

true or not, still makes me smile a lot!!

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#6    SpaceyKC

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Posted 30 October 2002 - 08:53 PM



             Very believable though, because the insurance companies usually do win!!        ;)

"Science may have found a cure for most evils;  but it has
         found no remedy for the worst of them all --- the apathy of human beings."
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#7    Kismit

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Posted 31 October 2002 - 08:55 AM

Well , it made me laugh  . True or not  :s2





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