True (?) Story From North Carolina

I was sent this apparently true story by a friend. As I had not heard it, I share it here.


It is so bizarre that this Experience is the most appropriate place for it, in EP!


 This took place in 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, 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 !


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 a lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company accepted the ruling and paid $15,000 to the lawyer for his loss of the cigars that perished in the 'fires'.




 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.



sichtbar sichtbar 46-50 9 Responses Jan 5, 2010

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LOL! this is a great one, I love it,

and he thought he was smart

:D thats was really funy, i have worked as an intern in a insurance company and i know how they know to have their money back+extra!

Lawyers aren't the most popular of professions!

Not at all, 4W!

geroreg and PD: thank you for your wickedly funny comments!

"The devil visited a lawyer's office and made him an offer. "I can arrange some things for you, " the devil said. "I'll increase your income five-fold. Your partners will love you; your clients will respect you; you'll have four months of vacation each year and live to be a hundred. All I require in return is that your wife's soul, your children's souls, and their children's souls rot in hell for eternity."

The lawyer thought for a moment. "What's the catch?" he asked."

What do a ***** and a lawyer have in common?

They both have a 1/100,000,000,000% chance of becoming a human being.

oh that is fitting !

two snakes, so atleast they both bit each other

Don't you feel a little sorry for that poor lawyer?

See that is lawyers for you! LOL