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Author Topic: Caution to LAWYERS: What goes around; comes around  (Read 1814 times)
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« on: January 16, 2006, 07:42:18 AM »

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 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.
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2006, 12:44:45 PM »

Is this serious or a joke?  ...and how could a person be charged with arson for burning their own stuff.  I burn fire wood in a fire place...Am I an arsonist?
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2006, 02:19:42 PM »

It is arson due to he insured the cigars and intentional burnt them. Your firewood isnt inshured and it is ment to be burnt. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2006, 03:49:55 AM »

that is wut he gets.ubelievable rolleyes
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2006, 06:22:48 AM »

Cute story, but just an urban legend.

http://www.snopes.com/crime/clever/cigarson.asp
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