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Old 03-22-2007, 02:03 PM   #1
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Ok, new joke thread

(sorry about the font ... this is the way it was emailed to me)


BEST LAWYER STORY OF THE YEAR, DECADE AND PROBABLY THE CENTURY.

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 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!



(Stay with me.)



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".

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, 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.

ONLY IN AMERICA!!
NO WONDER THIRD WORLD
COUNTRIES THINK WE'RE NUTS!!!

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Old 03-22-2007, 02:41 PM   #2
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Yeah, you are late, this joke is a decade old, if not more.
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Old 03-22-2007, 03:42 PM   #3
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Maybe but I think its still funny...

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Old 03-22-2007, 03:46 PM   #4
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It for sure is!
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:26 AM   #5
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Never heard this before. Thanks.
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