yes, us people up here in Maine (the forgotten state) have Monday off from school. however, some people (like me) have nothing to do for it. is that supposed to happen? I don't think so!
I want ice cream so badly. anyone out there like mint chocolate chip ice cream besides me? doesn't matter if it's the green color or the white......I just need to know so that I know I'm not alone. 'k? ty.....
I have no homework this weekend, and I'm so happy about that. I'll try to update my LJ whenever I get the chance....which should be every day, if I can.
My Civics classhas been updated on this whole terrorist thing since the day it happened. amazing how your whole life can change in just one day, isn't it? we've done a few little activities on the matter....and I've brought in some funny little e-mails to show my teacher. I'll try to put one in here tonight.....
A Lawyer's Story
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 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 obvoius 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 was sentenced to 24 months in jail and a $24,000.00 fine.
This is a true story and was the first place winner in the recent Criminal Lawyers Award Contest.
you like that? my mom printed it out and that was one of the special things I brought in to my Civics teacher. she figured he'd like that, and I agreed. comments on all if you want.
gotta go....Maria is talking to me and we're working on a story in IM. laters all.....