Friday, May 26, 2006

Best. Fake. Lawyer. Story. EVER. XD

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!
In delivering the ruling, the judge agreed with the insurance company that the claim was frivolous. The judge stated never-the-less, 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 fine.

This is a true story and was the First Place winner in the recent Criminal Lawyers Award Contest. (< liar)

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Only in America, people. Where you can trip over a pavement and then sue the house that is attached to the said pavement. Where you can scald your lips from hot coffee and then sue McDonald.

EDIT: After a quick check on google, I found that it ain't true. ARGHH!!! I fell for a chain-letter-like hoax! Bah. What an anti-climax. Such a nice possibility too.

1 comment:

gianne said...

1. Beerbrat left...
Friday, 26 May 2006 2:19 pm

Are you sure this happen?... Entertaining nonetheless.... :)

2. GenieOnTheLoose left...
Friday, 26 May 2006 3:18 pm

*googles*

Oh crap, it ain't true. =( *edits*

3. Sam left...
Sunday, 4 June 2006 10:02 am :: http://www.fluffyland.com/blog

Aww, I wish that was true.. that would be hilarious. What a great story anyway. :D

4. Miaka left...
Tuesday, 6 June 2006 8:23 pm :: http://entwurvian.net/blog

Hey, thanks for ur visit~ It's really sad that S&M has to close down!!! I wish there's a petition against closing it down T_T. About the Nana rocking shoes, I'm not the biggest fan haha but the boots are quite something. Prob is my legs are not those that compliments boots *sniff. Anyway thanks for the tip~~ Cheers!

5. GenieOnTheLoose left...
Wednesday, 7 June 2006 12:46 am

Sam: yea, I thought it was real at first... too bad =(

Miaka: heh, no prob! I'm wondering why it's closing down, cant be because of lack of business. it seems to be a nice little anime hub for the fans =(.