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Best lawyer of the year

Discussion in 'Jokes/Utani + Udaku/Gossips' started by Kiruke cha Ibwe, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Kiruke cha Ibwe

    Kiruke cha Ibwe Member

    Sep 29, 2009
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    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!

    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".


    After the lawyer cashed the check, the insurance company had him arrested on 24 counts of ARSON (Arson is the crime of deliberately and maliciously setting fire to structures or wildland areas.) 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.

  2. N

    Nangetwa Senior Member

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    so what is the moral of the story?