Blame It On The Alcohol:
Idaho inmates Keith Allan Brown, Jeremy Joseph Brown, Cory Alan Baugh, Woodrow John Grant and Steven Todd Thompson are suing national beer and wine companies for a hefty $1 billion, claiming that alcohol was responsible for their crimes.
The civil suit alleges that they were not sufficiently warned about alcohol's addictive properties. Some of the inmates were drunk when they committed their crimes.
Keith says, “At no time in my life, prior to me becoming an alcoholic, was I ever informed that alcohol was habit-forming and addictive.”
The companies targeted by the lawsuit are Miller Brewing Company, Anheuser-Busch Co., Adolph Coors Co., Brown-Furman Co., American Brands Inc., Pepsi-Cola, RJR Nabisco, Gallo's Winery, Ernest Gallo and Julio Gallo. None of the companies have yet responded to the suit.
What do YOU think? Do they have a case?
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