Lawyers can be entertaining too.

Discussion in 'Funny Farm' started by LeeJend, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX
    A Charlotte, North Carolina lawyer purchased a box of very rare
    and expensive cigars and 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! (Stay with me.) In delivering the
    ruling, the judge agreed with the insurance company that the claim was

    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 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

    This is a true story and was the First Place winner in the
    recent Criminal Lawyer's Award Contest.
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  2. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

    muahahahahaha! I love it, it still might be cheaper for Cheney to just shoot him.

    What was the inusrance company? I have some cigars I want insured.
  3. Digdis

    Digdis OSNN Addict Political User

  4. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    That is soooo cool. :p

    Even if it is fake.
  5. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2006
  6. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    You tell em LeeJend!
  7. ejn74

    ejn74 Folding Master! Political User Folding Team

    Western Iowa
    You tell em! It is under Jokes and Humor!
  8. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

    Yeah who does fact checking on a joke? :rolleyes:
  9. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Jezzz guys, don't ream him, :eek: he's new. Well, kinda. :p