Lawyer story

This is supposedly a true story, got it as a forwarded email.....



This took place in 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, 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, 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 that perished 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 true story won First Place in last year's Criminal Lawyers Award contest.

Comments

  • ScottUScottU Posts: 194
    If that's a true story then it's really sad what the world has come to...
  • dutyjedutyje Posts: 2,263
    According to Snopes, it's not true. Rather, it's a nearly 50-year-old joke. It's still really funny.
  • phobicsquirrelphobicsquirrel Posts: 7,349
    oh, that's good, you had me at... hello? lol
  • KriegKrieg Posts: 5,092 ✭✭✭
    That was a funny story, I love stories that involve lawyers getting screwed ;)
  • LukoLuko Posts: 2,004
    Krieg:
    That was a funny story, I love stories that involve lawyers getting screwed ;)
    I like stories that involve me getting screwed!
  • kaspera79kaspera79 Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭
    Luko:
    Krieg:
    That was a funny story, I love stories that involve lawyers getting screwed ;)
    I like stories that involve me getting screwed!
    I think I 've heard one .. It starts like this

    Dear Penthouse Forum:

    My name is Luko and I live on the second floor. I never thought I would be writing you, but last week while I was at my local Cigar shop, This new sales girl asked me if I needed any help.....
  • LukoLuko Posts: 2,004
    ...I told her I was looking for some nordings (which I am) and she said, "well, I'm in need of a tubo."
  • KriegKrieg Posts: 5,092 ✭✭✭
    Luko:
    Krieg:
    That was a funny story, I love stories that involve lawyers getting screwed ;)
    I like stories that involve me getting screwed!
    Touche'!
  • KriegKrieg Posts: 5,092 ✭✭✭
    Luko:
    ...I told her I was looking for some nordings (which I am) and she said, "well, I'm in need of a tubo."
    "but I see all you have is a nub..."
  • dutyjedutyje Posts: 2,263
    Krieg:
    Luko:
    ...I told her I was looking for some nordings (which I am) and she said, "well, I'm in need of a tubo."
    "but I see all you have is a nub..."
    LOL!!!
  • LukoLuko Posts: 2,004
    "True, but's a large gauge," I replied. "It's all about girth, not length."
  • rmccloudrmccloud Posts: 160 ✭✭
    Luko:
    "True, but's a large gauge," I replied. "It's all about girth, not length."

    Baby, I am built like a tuna can.
  • Jetmech_63Jetmech_63 Posts: 3,454 ✭✭✭
    That lawyer story is also a Brad Paisley song.
  • mayesmayes Posts: 1
    Thanks dear for your words that you sharing about insurance but i like add one more thing with you mayes Find Lawyer
  • j0z3rj0z3r Posts: 9,403
    mayes:
    Thanks dear for your words that you sharing about insurance but i like add one more thing with you mayes Find Lawyer
    The smoking of the cigar is to be needing of the insurance for the medicine. Very much to need lawyer when doctor say smoking no good, yet bad so no am paying for medicines.

    Joe (har har har)
  • gmill880gmill880 Posts: 5,947
    j0z3r:
    mayes:
    Thanks dear for your words that you sharing about insurance but i like add one more thing with you mayes Find Lawyer
    The smoking of the cigar is to be needing of the insurance for the medicine. Very much to need lawyer when doctor say smoking no good, yet bad so no am paying for medicines.

    Joe (har har har)

    The sharing words about cigars causing the needs about lawyers mayes need prompting or else mayes cause un needed sharing
  • j0z3rj0z3r Posts: 9,403
    Speak english dammit!! :D
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