Only in the USA (true story)
THIS IS THE BEST LAWYER STORY OF THE YEAR, DECADE AND PROBABLY THE
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
smoked his entire stockpile of these great cigars and without yet having
made even his 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 quote; a series of
small fires, quote; 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! (Stay with me.)
In delivering the ruling, the judge agreed with the insurance company that
the claim was frivolous. The judge stated nevertheless, that the lawyer
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 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 rare cigars lost in the quote; fires.
NOW FOR THE BEST PART..
After the lawyer cashed the check, the insurance company had him arrested
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 fine.
This is a true story and was the First Place winner in the recent Criminal
Lawyers Award Contest.
Yep, only in America!!! Need I say more! :o
Never mind the joke Pete,.... Almost got upset with you when i seen that you've sacked poor old Django....but then i saw the clash...........! say no more .......amen. by the way you should check out you tube, ive been checking out aussie beats and there's this band called The John Butler Trio., look for a song called funky tonight.they're my new fav band... well until the next find.! stu.:p
Ah yes well The Clash were, are and will always be my No.1 Band. Django is a god because of the way he could play with only half the fingers of his fretting hand in working order. Good to see you have a good taste in music. I will deffo check out this Ozzy Trio.