Subject: FW: Talk About Getting BURNED !!
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, the lawyer filed a law suit 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 he was
sentenced to 24 months in jail and ordered to pay a $24,000 fine. This
is a true story and was the 1st place winner in the recent Criminal
Lawyers Award Contest.
Its funny and too good to be true, right? You're right on the dot,
This is just another one of funny joke stories which is believed to be in circulation since 1960. From the UrbanLegends website, what you have read just now, was the more 'updated' version of the joke.
Nevertheless, this is just a joke and should be kept as it is. Because, there is no such thing as the Insurance losing....