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This is the best lawyer story of the year.

  1. This is the best lawyer story of the year.

    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 a 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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