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Friday, June 09, 2006

Cigar Anyone?

Don't ask why I thought of Lawyers and alligators at the
same time!


.......................................Alligator shoes!!!........................................

A Charlotte, NC 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 thatthe 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 lengthy and costly appeal process,
the insurance company accepted the ruling and paid
$15,000 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 fine.

My information says;
This is a true story and was the First Place winner in the
recent Criminal Lawyers Award Contest.

14 comments:

Miss Cellania said...

I love this story. People are strange! The alligator shoes are funny, too!

Jacqui said...

Enough of the "poor Walter". what about his long suffering wife.

Jacqui said...

Hi peter, I meant to say, I loved the lawyer story.

Have you heard of Wordpress, Autum came over to bears galore from Granny, and when I checked out her site she had just changed over, if you have time, have a read and tell me what you think, ta, jacqui

Lucy said...

I love that alligator pic.. ha ha ha.


Now that story -- that is amazing. Served him right tho..

Ms. Vickie said...

Is it ironic your post under this is called Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde.
I loved the joked.:)

To answer the question you asked in my comment Peter the big day is
the 15th and the number is yours -20.

Raggedy said...

eblogger is on the fitz again. I have not been able to comment on e-blogs for most of the day. I enjoyed the post. Where do you find this stuff? That was good.
Thanks!
Have a great day!

JunieRose said...

I liked that story! :)

June

Stew Magoo said...

Very disturbing, yet endearing in an urban legend sort of way.

Hale McKay said...

...and who says justice is blind?

Granny said...

Funny but typical. I spent many years working with lawyers and I'll believe anything you tell me.

Merle said...

Hi Peter ~~ Another good story. He got
what he deserved. I love your kids too,
but they do make it a bit harder to read. Does anyone else find this?
Take care, Merle.

Jamie Dawn said...

Cigars are smelly!

Alligator shoes... hahahaha.

Da Gal said...

That is soooooooo excellent Peter. Man I need to get over here more often. I think I am going to forward this piece to work and share it with my attorneys today. teehee... we need a good Friday giggle.

Enjoy your weekend Peter!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Loved the cigar story...the lawyer got what he deserved.