It just burns me up

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Capt'n Mil Coll, May 7, 2008.

  1. A Charlotte, North Carolina man, having purchased a case of rare, very
    expensive cigars, insured them against ...get this ... fire. Within a
    month, having smoked his entire stockpile of fabulous cigars, and
    having
    yet to make a single premium payment on the policy, the man filed a
    claim
    against the insurance company. In his claim, the man stated that he had
    lost the cigars in "a series of small fires." The insurance company
    refused
    to pay, citing the obvious reason that the man had consumed the cigars
    in a
    normal fashion.


    The man sued ... and won! In delivering his ruling, the judge stated
    that
    since 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 the
    cigars against fire, without defining what it considered to be
    "unacceptable fire," it was obligated to compensate the insured for his
    loss. Rather than endure a lengthy and costly appeal process, the
    insurance
    company accepted the judge's ruling and paid the man $15,000 for the
    rare
    cigars he lost in "the fires."


    After the man cashed his check, however, the insurance company had him
    arrested ... on 24 counts of arson! With his own insurance claim and
    testimony from the previous case being used as evidence against him,
    the
    man was convicted of intentionally burning the rare cigars and
    sentenced to
    24 consecutive one year terms!


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  2. Windwalker

    Windwalker G&G Newbie

    Sounds like justice to me.
     

  3. well at least they finally figured out a way to screw the sueing crooks over. haha!
     
  4. looney

    looney Guest

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    thats a brad paisley song
     
  5. Funny, but untrue. The story's been kicking around in one form or another since I was in high school, clear back in the sixties. As Looney mentions, Brad Paisley based a song on the tale.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2008
  6. damage855

    damage855 G&G Newbie

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    Heard it many times but thats the first time it happened in Charlotte, usaully somewhere like New York or San Fransico.
     
  7. LOL thats wird. I don't believe that happend though.
     
  8. Momoney567

    Momoney567 Guest

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    thats just a swift kick to the nads