February 18th, 2005 04:03 AM
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Only In America
From The Global Village, an Internet news source.
ONLY IN AMERICA
A man from Charlotte, North Carolina, having purchased a very expensive case of cigars, insured them against, among other things, fire. Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile, the man filed a claim against the insurance company, stating 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 man sued – and won.
In delivering the ruling the judge, agreeing the claim was frivolous, stated nevertheless that the man held a policy from the company in which it had warranted that the cigars were insurable and also guaranteed that it would insure against fire without defining what it considered to be “unacceptable fire”, and was obliged to pay the claim. Rather than endure a lengthy and costly appeal process the insurance company accepted the ruling and paid the man $15,000 for the rare cigars he lost in “the fires”.
After he cashed the check, however, the 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 man was convicted of intentionally burning his insured property and sentenced to 24 months in jail and a $24,000 fine.
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February 18th, 2005 06:05 AM
February 18th, 2005 09:12 AM
February 18th, 2005 09:29 AM
That was hilarious!!!
I hate snopes, everytime i read something really funny, it's not true.
February 18th, 2005 01:32 PM
LOL, good story, nonetheless. Snopes messes up another funny story....
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February 18th, 2005 04:34 PM
Sorry guys. I'll stop doing the snopes thing on posts in this area of the forum. Just so everyone knows they are jokes and not real.
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