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For Every Problem, There is a Lawsuit


#1

I really should have chosen the legal profession. People will sue for almost anything.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8180806.stm


#2

No kidding.

That is just so absurd.


#3

In no way should her college be deemed responsible. This reinforces the stereotype that americans will sue for anything. I agree^ it is absurd.


#4

Women and computers don’t mix, that’s why she can’t get a job.


#5

I really wish it was ok to slap a ho

Seriously, anyone who thinks that it’s the college’s job to get you a job is fucking nuts. She’s been living under a rock for 27 years and someone lied to her ass and told her she was entitled to something.

I wouldn’t hire her ass for the pure and simple fact that she’d sue me for her incompetence when I fired her…


#6

This story is doing the rounds so you may have seen it, but it’s good to see a lawyer get the smug wiped off their face:

This took place in Charlotte, North Carolina

A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then
insured them against, among other things, fire.

Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of these great
cigars, 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!

(Stay with me.)

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 cigars that perished 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.


#7

[quote]Mattlebee wrote:
This story is doing the rounds so you may have seen it, but it’s good to see a lawyer get the smug wiped off their face:

This took place in Charlotte, North Carolina

A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then
insured them against, among other things, fire.

Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of these great
cigars, 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!

(Stay with me.)

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 cigars that perished 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.
[/quote]

Snopes says “NOPE”


#8

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
Snopes says “NOPE”


[/quote]

Damn you ID, I so wanted that to be true.


#9

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#10

[quote]bushidobadboy wrote:
RSGZ wrote:
Iron Dwarf wrote:
Snopes says “NOPE”

Damn you ID, I so wanted that to be true.

+1!

BBB[/quote]

Ahahaha, +2


#11

[quote]RSGZ wrote:
Iron Dwarf wrote:
Snopes says “NOPE”

Damn you ID, I so wanted that to be true.[/quote]

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