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Inmates Sue Beer, Wine Companies For $1 Billion In Idaho

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A group of inmates in Iowa have filed a $1 billion lawsuit against several beer and wine companies for contributing to their delinquency. Cory Baugh, Jeremy Brown, Keith Allen Brown, Woodrow Grant, and Steven Thompson say that they wouldn’t be in jail if it wasn’t for alcohol and that Anheuser-Busch, Coors, Miller Brewing, and Jim Beam whiskey are the ones responsible for their crimes.

The lawsuit, which was filed on December 10, states:

“(The plaintiffs would not have done the) actions which have caused them to become incarcerated for a great portion of their lives. The plaintiffs claim if they had not been addicted to the products sold by the defendants that they would have lead normal lives as productive members of society.”

In addition to $1 billion, the inmates are asking for companies like Anheuser-Busch to start putting warning labels on their products.

Jeremy Brown added:

“I have spent a great deal of that time in prison because of situations that have arose because of people being drunk, or because of situations in which alcohol played a major role. At no time in my life, prior to me becoming an alcoholic, was I ever informed that alcohol was habit forming and addictive.”

ABC reports that the five inmates are currently living at Idaho’s Kuna facility.

What do you think about the inmates lawsuit? Boise attorney Joe Filicetti said that it was “common knowledge” that alcoholic drinks “reduce your inhibitions” and that alcohol is an addictive substance but that may not mean that the lawsuit is dead in the water. The cigarette industry has endured several lawsuits in the past and was recently forced to add graphic labels to their packaging.

Do you think beer cans should have warning labels?

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13 Responses to “Inmates Sue Beer, Wine Companies For $1 Billion In Idaho”

  1. Anonymous

    Horse manure. Nobody put a gun to their heads and forced them to drink. Whether to drink or not to drink is a personal decision. If you don't have the maturity to handle alcohol, don't drink. This is a classic example of the total lack of personal responsibility in this country. It's always someone else's fault. And blaming alcohol for criminal behavior is laughable. Stupidity is the main reason they are incarcerated. I sincerely hope that the judge throws this case out as having no merit. Hopefully the judge is not some bleeding-heart, do-gooder liberal Democrat.

  2. Samantha Renfrow

    you are freaking idiots! haven't you ever heard of AA? the bottles do say they're harmful affects. everyone on the planet watches tv and should know that alcoholism is real when you drink heavily or everyday. I think they should be laughed out of court and made to pay for wasting the courts time also you probably shoulnd ever release them, they are obviously too stupid to be unleashed and unsupervised on the streets.

  3. Samantha Renfrow

    you are freaking idiots! haven't you ever heard of AA? the bottles do say they're harmful affects. everyone on the planet watches tv and should know that alcoholism is real when you drink heavily or everyday. I think they should be laughed out of court and made to pay for wasting the courts time also you probably shoulnd ever release them, they are obviously too stupid to be unleashed and unsupervised on the streets.

  4. Toni Caskey

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh plzzzzzzzzzzz. Why do Americans let stupid people , especially the ones that are already incarcerated for stupidity, waste our tax money to pay for frivilous stuff liket this. And you wander why we have a deficit?//.

  5. Leigh Anne Tucker

    While in school did none of them listen to their teacher in health education? Here is a thought-Since I am overweight I am going to sue Hersey, Pepsi and Pizza Hut for making their products taste good. A lawyer and the judge would laugh me out of the country. This is just as rediculous!

  6. Roger Woodhead

    Lawyers = scum of the earth and these idiots would have gotten high instead if the beer and liquor wasn't around. Now I think these jerks and their lawyer should get the death penalty for being assholes.

  7. Heather Johnson

    I think that people need to start taking responsibility for their actions.

  8. Paulina Deter

    Not only is it time for each of us to take personal responsibilty for our actions. I think every American citizen should stand up and say enough of these lawsuits, we pay for them therefore we should be able to vote as to whether or not we want to waste our money on this stupidity, we are the government the govenment pays for these lawsuits. PS Perhaps we should look into the possibilty that those incarcerated, have to much time on their hands, and the system could find more productive adventures for them. Wishful thinking….

  9. Connie G Scammell

    I think lawyers are trying to make money off these inmates. Remember Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No?" mantra? Well, there's truth in that.

  10. Paulina Deter

    The problem is they make no money off the inmates, just us take taxpayers!