LE­GAL SMOKE­SCREEN...

Finweek English Edition - - Piker -

THE FOL­LOW­ING TOOK place in Char­lotte, North Carolina: A lawyer bought a box of very rare and ex­pen­sive cigars and then in­sured them against – among other things – fire. Within a month, hav­ing smoked his en­tire stock­pile of 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 lawyer had con­sumed the cigars in the nor­mal fashion.

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