Saturday, October 16, 2010

Silly Laws and a story

Goooood day my friends! hope you are doing great this weekend! I came across a lawyer story and some funny laws (that seems real) and want to share it with all of you!





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 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 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."

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 won at a lawyer contest xD 

And some laws for you:

In Ottumwa, Iowa, "It is unlawful for any male person, within the corporate limits of the (city), to wink at any female person with whom he is unacquainted."

In Los Angeles, you cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.

In Zion, Ill., it is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animals kept as pets.

In Carmel, N.Y., a man can't go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match. << Note: this law isn't silly. Write your legislators today and get this PASSED in your area now!!>>

In St. Louis, it's illegal to sit on the curb of any city street and drink beer from a bucket.

In Hartford, Conn., you aren't allowed to cross a street while walking on your hands.

In Baltimore, it's illegal to throw bales of hay from a second-story window within the city limits. It's also illegal to take a lion to the movies.

In Oxford, Ohio, it's illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man's picture.

In Carrizozo, N.M., it's forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public (includes legs and face).

In Pennsylvania it is illegal to have over 16 women live in a house together because that constitutes a brothel...however up to 120 men can live together, without breaking the law.

In Michigan, a woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.

I lol'd at the 120 men one xD  Hope you enjoyed reading! Please take care and be happy!!

36 comments:

  1. haha, the cigar story was great!

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  2. You mean my dog can't smoke? But it's not even MJ!

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  3. hah some laws are just so stupid.

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  4. Heh, oh wow. Something like that happened to me once.

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  5. BOY I SURE LOVE LIVING IN AMERICA. Honestly, this doesn't surprise me. Remember the fiasco with McDonalds and the coffee cups?

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  6. Yeah...the guy with the insurance policy was stupid. That's rather like setting fire to your house to collect on the policy.

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  7. interesting, I like this... keep up the good work

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  8. These were great. lol @ the lawyer.

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  9. Lawyer got owned in that story. We need more lawyer failures like that.

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  10. some really great stories here.

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  11. These are all just silly interpretations of fairly normal laws!

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  12. I can't believe some things that pass as laws....

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  13. In New Orleans, Louisiana; woman's husband must walk in front of the car waving bright red flags in order for her to legally drive.
    http://theliquorguy.blogspot.com/

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  14. 2 years in jail just for that bullshit? wow..

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  15. In Hartford, Conn., you aren't allowed to cross a street while walking on your hands.
    omg hahahahaha
    i following you like your blog so much

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  16. laws like these are probably insanely old and need to be cleaned up. shits ridiculous.

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  17. I did enjoy reading very much Your blog always impresses

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