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Old 02-18-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
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I was deleting old emails and found this from a few years ago.

I have no idea if this story is true or not






BEST LAWYER STORY OF THE YEAR, DECADE AND PROBABLY THE CENTURY
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 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 ma n had consumed the cigars in the normal
fashion.
The lawyer sued and WON! 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 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 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 First Place winner in the
recent Criminal Lawyers Award Contest.
ONLY IN AMERICA
NO WONDER THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES THINK THEY'RE NUTS
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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It is ashamed that 99% of them give the rest a bad name.
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If it was in an email, it must be true nothing on snopes
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:44 PM   #4
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False. The story does not describe a real case. In fact, the story is an urban legend and variants of it have circulated since the 1960's.

Burned Cigars Insurance Claim Hoax
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False. The story does not describe a real case. In fact, the story is an urban legend and variants of it have circulated since the 1960's.

Burned Cigars Insurance Claim Hoax
Like I said wasn't sure if this was true or not.
But I knew some one here would do the legwork to check it out.
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did it from my chair, but haha, good story though
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True or not, it is a really funny story.

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My son is a lawyer.

"I" believe it it true.
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The sad thing is, true or not, it very easily COULD be!!

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