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Forum topic by sawblade1 posted 03-30-2010 09:04 AM 1308 views 1 time favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-30-2010 09:04 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

In result of the 1.5 million dollar lawsuit over the gent on the table saw and winning lets hope it works out like this case
The story begins in Charlotte North Carolina .

a lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then insured them against, among all 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 he 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, 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 dollars to the lawyer for his loss of the cigars that perished in the fires

But wait a minute

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 dollar fine.

This true story won first place in last years Criminal lawyers award contest

Only in America ….... No wonder the rest of the world thinks we’re nuts

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#1 posted 03-30-2010 09:48 AM

A good story. Those playing with fire will get burnt in the end.

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#2 posted 03-30-2010 10:48 AM

I wonder if I could sue Titebond… I keep gettig wood stuck to each other with that stuff humm! Man 2 years in jail is gona feel like a life time for that lawyer.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#3 posted 03-30-2010 12:09 PM

ha ha ha ha
that wood have been obvius for normal working people
that it would end like that even before the first triel

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#4 posted 03-30-2010 04:49 PM

Maybe Shakespeare was right- “First kill all the lawyers”

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 03-30-2010 06:32 PM

I thought that this was a song… Brad Paisley, “The Cigar Song” from his album “Mud on the Tires” except the guy wasn’t a lawyer…

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes! - Walter Blodgett

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#6 posted 03-30-2010 09:43 PM

Now how does it go? Ahh yes. What do you call a 1000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#7 posted 03-30-2010 09:54 PM

A painfully slow start I think it is…

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#8 posted 03-30-2010 10:09 PM

Fun story but not true, Snopes.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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