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This actually 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 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 now…)


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.
 

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Ha ha... love it... going to email it to our daughter who works in the Insurance field...

over the years, we have heard stories from her of some wierd cases.. but this one takes the biscuit...:grin::grin::grin::grin::grin:
 

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Sttttellllllaaaaa (always want to say that, usually it's for a beer...)

get her to share some of her stories with us!

My insurer raised my rates (auto) despite the socialist gov't ordering a 7% decrease across the board. Short story, they eliminated all the good will discounts to get the 7% and then some! Nice eh!? As luck would have it, a wind storm took off some siding. The siding guy comes buy and we talk.. could take some matching off the back and put the not so matching new stuff there etc.. Then he says, "this is wind damage, have you claimed it with your insurer?" 17k$ later and the whole house is done...in matching new siding (insurer must return the house to the original state, ie matching on all sides). It will take them 68 years to get their money back ....
 

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A little too slick to be true, and it isn’t. No evidence of this case has ever been found and it has been around as an urban legend since at least 1968 when we first ran across it and researched it.




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Try this one for size... someone must be to blame !!!!!

A guy rents a car in one State then drives into another State where the car is subsequently stolen. The car thief drives off and is involved in a traffic accident where he injures someone and causes all sorts of damage... court case follows.. injured party suing everyone involved...everyone suing everyone else...

So who is to blame ???? >:D>:D>:D

Who pays out ??? :crying::crying::crying::crying:
 
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