The American Legal System

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There is no true place for this, but I thought the members, especially our American friends would appreciate it. By the way. It is supposed to be true.

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

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 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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updated JUN 5, 2008
posted by Eddy

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a mí me recuerda lo del perro la buena señora metió en el microondas....y ganó el juicio. La verdad, las cosas no tienen sentido.

En fin, por aquí no van bien las cosas...pero no hemos llegado al extremo aún de sacar a la gente en silla de ruedas del hospital si acaso se cae y pone un juicio al hospital. En fin, todo se dará...

updated JUN 5, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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Hahaha! Cosechamos lo que sembramos!

updated JUN 5, 2008
posted by Sally
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Estupendo. Yo no sabia que existía este sitio. Me parece que será útil para el futuro.

updated JUN 5, 2008
posted by Eddy
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No pude creerlo. A mi me pareció que fue un chiste, pero se me ha dicho es verdad.

I have to try to write in Spanish sometimes so as not to forget what I have learnt.

updated JUN 5, 2008
posted by Eddy