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This may not start out sounding like a "good news" story…but read to the end….. 
BEST LAWYER
STORY OF THE YEAR



Charlotte, North
Carolina


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 man had consumed the
cigars in the normal fashion.

The lawyer sued and
WON!

(Stay with
me.)

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 w hat 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 WE’RE NUTS!

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