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5 inmates are suing alcohol manufacturers


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Five Idaho inmates are blaming alcohol for the crimes that put them in prison and are suing some of the nation's top liquor and wine companies for $1 billion.


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Keith Allen Brown, Steven Thompson, Woodrow Grant, Cory Baugh and Jeremy Brown all claim that alcohol led them to their crimes and they should have been warned of the beverages' addictive nature.

"If I was not an alcoholic, the shooting would never have happened," Jeremy Brown said in his affidavit. Brown, 34, is serving a 20- to 30-year sentence for a 2001 shooting that seriously injured a man.


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Their lawsuit, filed in Boise's U.S. District Court last month, targets eight defendants, including Anheuser-Busch, Coors, Miller Brewing and the owner of Jim Beam whiskey, American Brands. The inmates claim the companies are responsible for their crimes and should have put warning labels on their products.

"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," Jeremy Brown said in his affidavit. "At no time in my life, prior to me becoming an alcoholic, was I ever informed that alcohol was habit forming and addictive."



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Hugo Stiglitz
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like a boss?





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LSUAlum2001
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I guess the booze companies just dumped free liquor in their laps 24/7?





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DumpsterFire
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Those poor guys. The mean alcohol companies tricked them!





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Master of Sinanju
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They gonna get PAID.





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ByteMe
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People filing frivolous law suits should have to pay the legal fees for the people they sue.





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YogaPants
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Is this a class-action? I'd like to join suit





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Teddy Ruxpin
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I wonder what the circumstances were of his crime/sentencing. He seriously injured someone in a shooting serving 20 to 30.,Yet others get 12 for bludgeoning a man to death then using their credit card. Not very consistent from state to state.





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sicboy
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Think of the hell storm if they win this......which they won't.





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People filing frivolous law suits should have to pay the legal fees for the people they sue.
Triple shift making license plates. No sleep for these guys.






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TigerStripes06
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At no time in my life, prior to me becoming an alcoholic, was I ever informed that alcohol was habit forming and addictive."


Believable






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Lucas Jackson
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Companies should be held responsible for the harmful products they introduce into the stream of commerce.

If this was a car that caused shootings, people would react the same way.






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TigerStripes06
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I wonder what the circumstances were of his crime/sentencing. He seriously injured someone in a shooting serving 20 to 30.,Yet others get 12 for bludgeoning a man to death then using their credit card. Not very consistent from state to state.


I know someone that killed a guy because he was driving drunk and didnt go to jail at all. Coincidentally, that very same guy just recently stabbed to death his own 4 year old nephew.



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Hugo Stiglitz
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Chances they settle out of court and paid in beer and whiskey?





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I'm surprised this didn't start sooner seeing as how people put tobacco companies on the hook for cancer and such.





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Bud should have been wiser.





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I'm surprised this didn't start sooner seeing as how people put tobacco companies on the hook for cancer and such.

Prepare for huge warning labels on your Opus One bottles.

"Drinking alcohol in excess can lead to criminal activity."






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I know someone that killed a guy because he was driving drunk and didnt go to jail at all. Coincidentally, that very same guy just recently stabbed to death his own 4 year old nephew.


I know a guy in Alabama who did 25 years for read ending and killing a person in Orange Beach. The victim was the niece of Judge. If he would have killed her with a handgun at point blank range he would have only served six. He got fricked big time, but he was guilty as sin.






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"Drinking alcohol in excess can lead to criminal activity."


"If you're drinking malt liquor, chances are you have already been arrested...

Multiple times."






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Fricking Vunables





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