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Insurance Claim

by noah Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:37 pm

Thanks to Nathan M. for this one:

Actual true story:


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.
 
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Re: Insurance Claim

by rharris1 Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:25 pm

This is one of the greatest epic FAILS I've ever read!

noah wrote:Thanks to Nathan M. for this one:

Actual true story:


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.
 
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Re: Insurance Claim

by cdc3d Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:09 pm

For any of you who need to take a break from studying, Brad Paisley actually wrote a song based on this event. You can hear it on you tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoBmCl-q_54.

Enjoy!
-Chelsea
 
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Re: Insurance Claim

by markhamlaw13 Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:37 am

cdc3d wrote:For any of you who need to take a break from studying, Brad Paisley actually wrote a song based on this event. You can hear it on you tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoBmCl-q_54.

Enjoy!
-Chelsea

That's a nice song.