A passenger on the J&E Riggin shared this via email today. I think it’s pretty funny and smart in a few different ways. I hope you get the same chuckle as I did.
Charlotte , North Carolina
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 andwithout 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 aseries 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 insurancecompany 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, theinsurance company accepted the ruling and paid $15,000 to the lawyer for hisloss of the cigars lost in the “fires”.NOW FOR THE BEST PART..After the lawyer cashed the check, the insurance company had him arrested on24 counts of ARSON!!!With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being usedagainst 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 theCriminal Lawyers Award Contest.