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Only in America.....This is funny..enjoy

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by biddersspot, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. biddersspot

    biddersspot BANNED BANNED

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    Thought I share this lawyer story I recently read......enjoy and thanks.

    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 NOW....


    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 OTHER COUNTRIES THINK WE'RE NUTS!;)
     
  2. bizzybee76

    bizzybee76 Junior Member

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    That's AWESOME!

    What do you call 1000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?

    A good start!

    And yes, ONLY in America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

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    uh oh , well stupid guy got greedy ;P i bet he regrets it now lol :p but the court thingy is bit stupid tho ;P if the books says no fire it means no fire , no brains ;P
     
  4. gimme4free

    gimme4free Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hahahaha, that's awesome, serve the lawyer right to be honest. People try to sue others for the most stupid things
     
  5. cskgsquad

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    The events described above did not occur. This is the latest (and most verbose) retelling of an old urban legend that has roots in humor.

    In some variations, the cigar-buyer is just an average scammer, in others, he's an accountant. In every version, however, his clever scheme always backfires and he ends up losing more than he wins.

    This tale and others like it give us hope that, in this overly litigious society plagued by frivolous lawsuits and scams, justice does prevail and clever crimes have equally clever consequences. In short, we want it to be true.

    Country music star, Brad Paisley, obviously picked up on that desire and immortalized this legend in a track on his 2003 album "Mud on the Tires," entitled "The Cigar Song."

    I've seen the cigar story posted on a variety of message boards and people are generally quite excited by the its theme. Interestingly, even when it's pointed out as a hoax, most people insist they don't care about the message's truth or falsehood. They claim they will pass it on anyway for its entertainment value.

    There is no such thing as the "Criminal Lawyers Award Contest" mentioned in the version of the text above. Plug that phrase into google and you'll get many different Web sites, all leading to a form to fill out for legal advice from an organization identified as the Legal Assistance Network. Unfortunately, no information is available about that organization without filling out the form. This sends up a warning flag that this may be a front for a scam to obtain contact information, cashing in on the popularity of this legend.
     
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  6. leonidt

    leonidt Regular Member

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    cskgsquad Registered Member

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    Lol... it's funny man, thanks for the laugh. But I'm currently studying Law and found to many flaws in the story for it to be true, so I decided to investigate.
     
  8. bizcredit

    bizcredit Power Member

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    Haha yeah i heard that one a long time ago
     
  9. knungchucks

    knungchucks Registered Member

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    Still if its true or not GREAT STORY :)
     
  10. biddersspot

    biddersspot BANNED BANNED

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    Oh the mighty tongue of common sense...speaks

    Give us a break, an article viewed and shared for it humor, your contribution is some half assed statement changeling the facts....learn to smile