I have done posts about lawsuits in which I talked about the one and only time I threatened to sue someone and I have done posts about warning labels in which I created the perfect drug that unfortunately came with some serious risks....but never have a done a post about a lawsuit that is a direct result of people wanting warning labels.
I am particularly interested in this lawsuit because it is coming out of Boise. My Kiddo #2 lives in Boise and keeps me abreast of the local scuttle concerning various Boise stories that don't always make their way to the Kansas City Star. Be forewarned that there are a couple of cases in Boise right now that are doozies. I will catch you up on one of the more interesting news items in the next week or so. There is the additional fact that my kid is super smart and super funny which makes the stories extra entertaining.
Thought Number One: They Didn't Realize that Alcohol Was Addictive
The five inmates; Keith Allen Brown, Steven Thompson, Woodrow Grant, Cory Baugh and Jeremy Brown have filed a lawsuit against Miller Brewing Co., Anheuser-Busch, Ernest and Julio Gallo Wineries, Adolph Coors, Brown-Furman Co., American Brands Inc., Pepsi-Cola, and RJR Nabisco. (What??? Pepsi and Nabisco are addictive???)
The five are asking for ONE BILLION DOLLARS...yes...with a B. They claim that all the companies should of had warning labels on their products that warned them of the addictive nature of alcohol...and while they don't spell it out....one could surmise that these guys are blaming alcohol for making them dumbasses.
Keith Brown told the Kansas City Star, that he has spent almost 30 years in the prison system and that alcohol has played a major role in most of the situations that landed him in prison. He went on to say that "at no time in my life, prior to me becoming an alcoholic, was I ever informed that alcohol was habit forming and addictive." (Keith is being a bit redundant here.)
Jeremy Brown who is serving a 20-30 sentence for a 2001 shooting, claims he would of never started drinking had he known that alcohol was habit-forming. According to him, he was drunk when he shot his victim. He goes on to say that there wouldn't of been a shooting if he wasn't an alcoholic. (I can hear it now...Your Honor, I submit that he is a liar, liar, pants on fire!!)
So far it doesn't appear that any lawyers are latching on to represent these five. (that can't be a good sign) They have filed the suit themselves with Boise's U.S. District Court.
None of the companies have yet responded to the suit.
Thought Number Two....Will We See Some More Warning Labels
I am not overly optimistic that these guys are going to get their BILLION dollars and really where would they spend it anyway? (Do prison commissaries sell high-end merchandise?...perhaps I need to Google that.)
But...I wouldn't be surprised if we would start seeing warning labels on alcohol. The labels on other products are the direct result of someone suing someone.
|Who's going to pay the fine?|
|Surprise, there are peanuts in peanuts.|
|Learn something new everyday|
|It wouldn't tell you not to unless someone did.|
|Dry hair while sleeping..great idea for saving time.|
In an effort to get a warning label into play for the alcohol manufacturers, here is a prototype just to get the ball rolling.
|OK it might need some work...it's a start|
What else, should we put in there, my fellow bloggers???
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