|Forum topic by sawblade1||posted 03-30-2010 09:04 AM||1094 views||1 time favorited||8 replies|
03-30-2010 09:04 AM
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
a lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then insured them against, among all things_
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.
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
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