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Guest FishFanInPA

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 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 quote; a series of small fires, quote; 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 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 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 quote; fires.



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.

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