Criminal Trident Pack: IPC, CrPC and IEA by Sr. Adv. G.S Shukla and Adv. Raghav Arora
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Asha Pole (Legal)     14 January 2010

The best Lawyer story

A 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 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! 
  
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 a 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 1st place winner in the recent Criminal Lawyers Award Contest.



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 8 Replies


(Guest)

Asha Pole ji,

A good case story. really very interesting. Thank you very much.

Bhartiya No. 1 (Nationalist)     14 January 2010

Is it really a true story? It seems flimsy. But is very interesting "Tit for Tat".

Lilly rose (n/a)     16 January 2010

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOh! can't be real.

R.K.SUNDERRAJ (LAWYER HUBLI,KARNATAKA)     17 January 2010

AS STATED IT MAY BE A STORY---- VERY HARD TO BELIEVE IN REALITY.

Tulasi (Asst. Finance Manager)     18 January 2010

dear friends, it is not a true story, clever, imagination only check reality at,

url: https://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/cigars.html

Tulasi

R.K.SUNDERRAJ (LAWYER HUBLI,KARNATAKA)     19 January 2010

Tulasi has put forth before us the actual case supported with evidence

Daksh (Student)     08 February 2010

 

An older lady gets pulled over for speeding...

Older Woman: Is there a problem, Officer?


Officer: Ma'am, you were speeding.

Older Woman: Oh, I see.

Officer: Can I see your license please?

Older Woman: I'd give it to you but I don't have one.

Officer: Don't have one?

Older Woman: Lost it, 4 years ago for drunk driving.

Officer: I see...Can I see your vehicle registration papers please.

Older Woman: I can't do that.

Officer: Why not?

Older Woman: I stole this car.

Officer: Stole it?

Older Woman: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.

Officer: You what?

Older Woman: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see.

The Officer looks at the woman and slowly backs away to his car and calls for back up. Within minutes 5 police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun.

Officer 2: Ma'am, could you step out of your vehicle please! The woman steps out of her vehicle.

Older woman: Is there a problem sir?

Officer 2: One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner.


Older Woman: Murdered the owner?

Officer 2: Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please.

The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.


Officer 2: Is this your car, ma'am?
Older Woman: Yes, here are the registration papers. The officer is quite stunned.

Officer 2: One of my officers claims that you do not have a driving license.

The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer.

The officer examines the license. He looks quite puzzled.

Officer 2: Thank you ma'am, one of my officers told me you didn't have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner.

Older Woman: Bet the liar told you I was speeding, too.





Don't Mess With Old Ladies
If you want to brighten someone's day, pass this on to someone you know.



I just did!

 

Daksh

aditya vadali (LAWYER)     22 May 2010

great.


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