Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,
Deborah
debris4spike

  • Mood:

Insurance Claim ... !!!


This has been sent to me by a friend in America ... I thought the Brits were mad ... but ...

BEST LAWYER/INSURANCE STORY OF THE YEAR,

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!

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.


Tags: fun
Subscribe

  • Happy Birthday

    Just a fly-by post (seeing as I spammed you yesterday!) ... but had to wish petzipellepingo a very Happy Birthday ... and best wishes for…

  • There Just Aren't Enough Words

    Thank you seems such a small phrase, doesn't it ... there needs to be something larger! A few weeks ago I contacted kazzy_cee as she…

  • Happy Birthday

    kudagirl Just popping in to say that I hope you are having a lovely day, despite what life has thrown at you in the last couple of years…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 10 comments