Mostly harmless (corto) wrote,
Mostly harmless
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After lunch...

~ dives into the crack...

I have a fresh cup of coffee and a handful of crack...
dear lord it's just fantastic outside...
beautiful, warm (hot) and clear blue sky...

(a tad too blue for a small bird that smacked the building several stories up... we were out front a few minutes ago and the bird nose dived into the sidewalk beside us - it would have really hurt if it hit one of us... well... hurt "one of us"... I mean it died)

Time to work on filing financial statements... I got my three hole punch and four big black binders... go me!

ps. I'm just loving the A Day In My Life journal entries... they are just great!



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 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 $15,000.00 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 sentenced him to 24 months in jail and a $24,000.00 fine.


This is a true story and was the 1st place winner in the recent Criminal
Lawyers Award.

Edit: Note... the "This is a true..." part was just part of the story that arrived... not my words... .
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