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From St. Paul some advice in his letter to the Galatians

“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.”

A true story that makes the point that God and insurance companies will not be mocked!

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!     (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, 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
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.

This true story won First Place in last year’s Criminal Lawyers Award contest.


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