[s-cars] Warning, serious LAC

CaptMagu at aol.com CaptMagu at aol.com
Wed Oct 2 11:18:43 EDT 2002

Good morning s-heads,

Since there are sooo many lawyers, wannabe lawyers, and those of us that love
lawyers on this list I thought everyone would get a kick out of this. Enjoy!
This is the best lawyer story I have ever heard.

A Charlotte, NC, lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars,
then insured them against fire among other things.  Within a month having
his entire stockpile of these great cigars and without yet having made even
first premium payment on the policy, the lawyer filed 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
reason: that the man had consumed the cigars in the normal fashion.

The lawyer sued....and won!

In 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
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
Rather than endure lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company
accepted the ruling and paid $15,000.00 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,
lawyer was convicted of intentionally burning his insured property and was
sentenced to 24 months in jail and a $24,000.00 fine.

This is a true story and was the 1st place winner in the recent Criminal
Award Contest.


Hap, laughing away in Evergreen, Maguire

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