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Raj Kumar Makkad (Adv P & H High Court Chandigarh)     28 January 2010

Lawyer story

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

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!

(Stay with me.)

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."

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.



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 14 Replies

Rajiv Chauhan (Advocate) (Advocate (Shimla) 7833999000)     28 January 2010

Great One !

shrikant chede (law officer)     28 January 2010

i like it

samyak Satish (Member)     28 January 2010

Great Story


(Guest)
Nice story

hemant sharma (service)     29 January 2010

Sir

Great piece again from u

 

manisha agarwal (lawyer)     30 January 2010

 sir

really inspiring one for advocates and people.

thanks

Y V Vishweshwar Rao (Advocate )     30 January 2010

Dear makkadji !

The Message is  good , we must  msut think  before filign a case  !

G. ARAVINTHAN (Legal Consultant / Solicitor)     31 January 2010

 Good one.. Interesting too and they way you said is more interesting

sachin katariya (advocate)     02 February 2010

Wonderful

ashutosh srivastava (advocate/ consultant)     03 February 2010

 It is indeed a gr8 lawyer story...... from a gr8 lawyer

ramanathan (Legal Advisor)     04 February 2010

Greate one , you are really doing good wok Raj keep it up

DR.SANAT KUMAR DASH (Eye Specialist)     07 February 2010

 MR..MAKKAD,   EXCELLENT.

sreenath cochin (advocate)     15 February 2010

simply superb.....

girishankar (manager)     17 February 2010

Great  One Makkad Ji.......


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