Man with Cigars

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.”

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 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.

Is this true…?

Haven’t been able to determine that. Could easily be an urban myth.

Who cares anyway - it deserves to be true… :laughing:

i vote urban myth, because i read the following (i think it’s mark twain’s)

lawyer with friends dines at inn
innkeep arives and shyly asks lawyer if he can ask a question
lawyer agrees inkeep asks if someone’s dog eats another man’s beef, is the dog owner to pay for the beef ?
lawyer says for sure
inkeep says your dog ate my beef
lawyer pays
next week’s mail carries lawyers bill for one legal consultation


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I agree, it should be made true—for once we can say, there is justice hurraah.

If it is, whoever wrote the policy should be sued as well.

Urban myth.

When in doubt, Snopes it.


Behold, you aren’t just a moose-obsessive. You are also useful.

I only found Snopes because I was trying to see if the moose was an urban myth.

(The matter seems to be undecided).

That’s the funniest thing I’ve read all week.

Never heard of snopes, so thanks. Have you tried the That’s a good one too. Where else would a nice mother of five learn kablastafucked and “yo dog, pi to the izzo?” :laughing: The urban dictionary is why Dr Satanical still thinks I am a 22 year old guy.

You’re a bit of alright ya know that Bessy? :wink:

God, Shy… let’s do some drinks when we get to London, eh?

has anyone ever heard the urban legend of the origin of the term soof a gun… apparetnly during the civil war a man got shot in the bollocks and the bullet passes through into a womans uterus and semen from the mans balls got into the woman from the bullet even though she was yards away… total rubbish…

theres something scary and creepy about urban myths shudders at thought

Yeah, but if you really are angst-ridden then EVERYTHING is creepy and scary

not everything is an urban myth…

Prove it