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 BEST LAWYER STORY OF THE YEAR, DECADE AND PROBABLY THE CENTURY.

 

 

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 and without yet

 having made even his first premium payment on the policy, 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 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 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.

 

This is a true story and was the First Place winner in the recent

 Criminal Lawyers Award Contest.

 

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