By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 7:26 PM

Thought for the Day: There are two types of people. Those that think there are two types of people and those that don't.

From the ol' mailbox:
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 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!

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 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 rare 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.

Only in America, eh?

I wasn't able to find a quick confirmation on whether this was true. It sounds about right though.

Tags: Humor
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3 comments posted so far.

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Too good to be true. It’s covered here as unlikely, and quite an old joke —


I just love doing that!

Posted by Ed Hurst - Dec 13, 2003 | 11:33 PM- Location: Rural SE Texas

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Thought for the day There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those that understand binary and those that don’t.


Posted by Richard Hall - Dec 15, 2003 | 4:45 AM- Location: UK

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I’m going to have to second Richard’s statment. :-)

Posted by Josiah - Dec 15, 2003 | 9:43 AM- Location: Lanham, MD

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