Lawyer story.

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    It's full of stars adrianxw's Avatar
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    Lawyer story.

    Even if this is not true, I like it.

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    A Charlotte, N.C., 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 tated, 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 was sentenced 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 Contest)
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    ¡Amo fútbol!
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    Haha...

    10.5/10

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    roflmao

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    Funny, but I really hope it isn't true.
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    Pursuing knowledge confuted's Avatar
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    I hope it is true.

    10/10
    Away.

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    Ahahahahahahahhh .
    10 / 10.
    Would be sad if it really happened though.
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    That was great
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    Excellent.

    Perfect coup d'etat!
    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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    hahaha... i hope that was true... 10/10
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    Hate to be the one who puts a dampner on this thread but...
    http://www.snopes.com/crime/clever/cigarson.asp

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    Originally posted by anonytmouse
    Hate to be the one who puts a dampner on this thread but...
    http://www.snopes.com/crime/clever/cigarson.asp
    Yeh sorry Aidrian, I heard of this years ago too....
    Such is life.

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    Even as fiction it makes a great read tho.
    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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