5 Idaho Inmates Sue Beer Companies Seeking $1 Billion in Damages

January 3, 2013

  • January 3, 2013 at 12:49 pm
    Bonzo says:
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    Yeah…this sounds about right. Fits in perfectly with the entitlement mentality. No reason to take responsibility for their own actions. I’m surprise that they didn’t blame Bush for their problems.

    • January 3, 2013 at 1:21 pm
      Speedo says:
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      Wow – does your knee hurt from jerking so much?

      This is just 5 guys with a lot of time to spare, not an allegory for your world view.

      • January 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm
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        If he/she is overreacting to an article that gives you the opportunity to comment with your thoughts, what are you doing? I honestly thought the same thing. This country is becoming full of pathetic whiners who look to blame EVERYONE else for their problems.

        I guess we should all stop posting our thoughts so we don’t upset dear Speedo.

        • January 3, 2013 at 5:52 pm
          Speedo says:
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          The choice to post is up to you – your posts don’t upset me, so don’t stop on my account. It would be a pretty dull world if we all agreed on everything.

          I personally don’t believe our country is full of pathetic whiners who look to blame everyone else for their problems. There are a few, and these five are in prison. I just don’t see any reason to lump these particular losers in with people like Judge Robert Bork, who a few years ago sued a university he was speaking at for a trip-and-fall injury.

        • January 3, 2013 at 6:32 pm
          Don't Call Me Shirley says:
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          I have to side with Speedo on part of his point here. This isn’t a country full of pathetic whiners who look to blame everyone else for their problems (although there are too many of those). Just think about all of our veterans who have lost limbs, sanity, and more, but they drive on. Also think about all of us who are dedicated to our jobs and our families. There are a lot of us who earn our own way in this world, and sometimes even help people we’ve never even met.

          Don’t give up on this country just yet.

          • January 4, 2013 at 4:09 pm
            InsGuy says:
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            The problem is NOT whether we have whiner’s or not… the problem is our system WON’T RECOGNIZE them as such when they show themselves.

    • January 3, 2013 at 1:30 pm
      Broker of Record says:
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      They did blame bush, Anheuser-Busch that is.

      • January 3, 2013 at 5:36 pm
        Don't Call Me Shirley says:
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        Love it! That one was almost as funny as the story itself. I think, by now, I should be able to sue for a gajillion dollars!

    • January 4, 2013 at 4:51 pm
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      I am certain they voted Obama!

      • January 7, 2013 at 2:53 pm
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        Geez, does everything have to turn back to politics??

    • January 7, 2013 at 10:37 am
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      Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

      • January 7, 2013 at 2:21 pm
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        aka Socialism

  • January 3, 2013 at 1:32 pm
    John Scrader says:
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    That’s it, I’m suing the Bic pen company because i used their pen when i signed a contract that i now do not agree with….For that matter why don’t smokers sue Bic lighters and Zippo as they were used in the course of lighting their cigarettes that caused lung cancer.

    • January 3, 2013 at 1:49 pm
      TN says:
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      Or Bausch and Lomb for giving me the ability to even be able to read some of these stories, and the resulting headaches.

    • January 4, 2013 at 3:34 pm
      Taxpayer says:
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      Bic lighters are non addictive.

  • January 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm
    Va Reader says:
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    …………….and that, your honor, is why I stabbed him…….15 times……..in the back

  • January 3, 2013 at 2:13 pm
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    • January 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm
      maqui says:
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      Where would you draw the line Taxpayer, cheeseburgers for making us fat, or maybe the dairy farmers that make the cheese.
      Why don’t we focus on things we can really prove cause harm, like Disney Channel and Teen Nikelodeon Channel.

      • January 4, 2013 at 3:31 pm
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        Cheese is non addictive.

        • January 4, 2013 at 5:30 pm
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          Sure is nasty when it’s cut.

    • January 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm
      Speedo says:
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      Not a dislike, because it’s a principled opinion. But humankind has amply demonstrated that prohibition of vices is doomed to failure, and usually causes more harm than good. Regulation, education and ultimately, punishment for some is about the best we can do.

    • January 3, 2013 at 2:34 pm
      youngin' says:
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      Hurricanes also cause taxpayers much pain. Perhaps they should be illegal as well?

    • January 4, 2013 at 4:01 pm
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      OK, you keep saying addictive vs. non-addictive. So, what about caffeine? What about working out? Yes, people get addicted to working out. What about skin-picking, fingernail biting, or hair-pulling? What about smart phone use? Do we outlaw all of that, too? Prohibition has never worked. Looked at the failed War On Drugs. Illegalizing alcohol is not the answer. Unless, of course, you want even more crime.

  • January 3, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    Kim Jorden says:
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    It’s just par for the course, a significant number of people now take no responsibility for their actions. I’m constantly amazed by the number of people I come in contact with daily that anything that happens to them, especially the bad stuff, it’s not their fault, the blame always falls on someone else. Personal Responsibility people, that’s what is needed.

    • January 3, 2013 at 4:18 pm
      youngin' says:
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      Everyone else needs to take more Personal Responsibility. I take enough.

  • January 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm
    JD says:
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    I guess that none of are selling insurance today, just reading and responding to stupid comments made by others…

    • January 3, 2013 at 3:57 pm
      maqui says:
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      We’re on our lunch break, boss.

      • January 3, 2013 at 5:39 pm
        Don't Call Me Shirley says:
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        I’m on break from my lunch break.

  • January 3, 2013 at 3:50 pm
    Beverly Hullender says:
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    Perhaps we should sue automobile manufacturers because we can drive at ludicrous speeds and kill someone, Bathroom scale manufacturers because using them makes us depressed when we have gained weight, or not lost it quickly enough, and Sand and Gravel companies because we ran on the playground as children and fell and skinned our knees on the gravel. Makes as much sense! CHOICES!!! It’s all about CHOICES! Sadly, these “nuisance” law suits keeps the courts up to their eyeballs in a tyraid of paper logistics, and legitimate cases from being heard in a reasonable manner. The plaintiff’s “time” could be better spent being constructive as opposed to costing MORE money to the taxpayers. Pathetic!

    • January 4, 2013 at 3:35 pm
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      auto, bathroom scales, sand & gravel companies: Non Addictive

  • January 3, 2013 at 3:53 pm
    Brian says:
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    So can I sue the Vatican because it encouraged and faciliatated my first marriage and now I have to pay alimony??? The state gave me a marriage license too. None of this stuff had warning labels on it.

    • January 3, 2013 at 5:41 pm
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      I’d like to give that one a thousand LIKE’s.

    • January 4, 2013 at 3:37 pm
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      Marriage: Non-Addictive

  • January 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm
    gjewell says:
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    The booze made me do it. I was high on something didn’t know what I was doing. They were mean to me. What other excuses can be made. Grow up and take responsibility for what you did. Be an adult. Quit whinning

  • January 3, 2013 at 5:34 pm
    Notmyfault says:
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    how do these morons even have standing to sue?

  • January 3, 2013 at 5:47 pm
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    The REAL sad part is there is probably a line up of attorneys willing to take on all of the examples that have been discussed today.

  • January 3, 2013 at 10:03 pm
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    • January 4, 2013 at 8:09 am
      youngin' says:
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      “Alcohol should be outlawed.”

      How do I history?

    • January 4, 2013 at 8:14 am
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      Good luck with that.

    • January 4, 2013 at 10:40 am
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      Maybe prisons should be outlawed. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

      • January 7, 2013 at 10:41 am
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        Prisons: Non-addictive

        • January 8, 2013 at 1:05 pm
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          Not true, some get addicted to being institutionalized.

  • January 3, 2013 at 10:19 pm
    JU says:
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    The real question becomes: Why do the courts even accept these lawsuits! What a waste of taxpayer money.

  • January 4, 2013 at 1:00 am
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    hey I think they should of thought that up in rehab.not in prison. Didn’t that fat kids mom get money for her kid that eat at mc donels?

    • January 4, 2013 at 6:13 pm
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      From memory, I think she lost, or the case was kicked.

  • January 4, 2013 at 2:27 am
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    If they won their case the inmates would probably celebrate with alot of Beer and Wine,and then fall into a swimming pool and nearly drown.Then sue their school for not teaching them how to swim.

  • January 4, 2013 at 8:09 am
    Гошо Тъпото says:
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    I will sue the crappy university I went to that didn’t warn me that I had to apply myself to get a good job and turn it into a career.

  • January 4, 2013 at 11:09 am
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    A better idea would be an action against In-Bev for what its done the the quality of beer in the US.

    • January 4, 2013 at 11:31 am
      youngin' says:
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      Inbev produces extremely high quality products. Each batch goes through rigorous filtering and other quality control processes to produce a product that is nearly as pure as, and tastes very much like, water.

    • January 4, 2013 at 2:23 pm
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      Buy better beer. Might I suggest something by Stone Brewery, Bell’s, Founder’s, or DeSchutes?

      • January 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm
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        Captain, you are one two-hearted, dirty, arrogant basta*d, you know that? You can kiss my black butte.

        • January 4, 2013 at 3:25 pm
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          Oh, you just named off some of my favorites! And, it’s Friday. Almost time to grab a mixed 6 pack from my favorite local craft beer shop. If you didn’t get to try the Vertical Epic from Stone yet, and you can get your hands on some still, pick it up!

  • January 4, 2013 at 11:40 am
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    Maybe the taxpayers should sue the attorneys for taking on such a frivolous law suit! Isn’t there some type of oath that these attorney’s take?? They should not be allowed to accept such cases…and the court should have the power to reject them once they are filed, and then get the attorney’s license revoked!!!

  • January 4, 2013 at 12:12 pm
    bioviper@yahoo.com says:
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    So if someone buys a gun from a shop, goes out and kills someone with the gun, they can sue the shop for selling them the gun? One word: FRIVOLOUS LAWSUIT.

    • January 4, 2013 at 3:36 pm
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      Guns: Non-addictive

      • January 4, 2013 at 5:32 pm
        Hmmm says:
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        Taxpayer: Non-addictive

  • January 4, 2013 at 1:36 pm
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    Victimized just like the guy who drown in the vat of beer. It was determined that he didn’t suffer much as he climbed out three times to use the bathroom.

    • January 4, 2013 at 6:14 pm
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      Funny

  • January 4, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    Captain Planet says:
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    “Hey, we found this mouse in our bottle of beer, eh.”

    • January 7, 2013 at 5:42 pm
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      I found a mouse in a jug of olive oil in my cupboard, it had eaten through the plastic lid, dropped into it, drowned, and bloated. But I didn’t notice it until I had used if several times. I still can’t eat home made italian dressing.

  • January 4, 2013 at 2:30 pm
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    Even the attorneys must think it’s crazy since they’re not represented. Or, maybe no lawyer wants to take the case because when they lose, they’ll want to turn around and sue the lawyers for a poor defense…

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  • January 5, 2013 at 2:18 pm
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    Hmmmmm. I’ve done some pretty stupid stuff while drinking, but breaking the law wasn’t one of them. At least not that I remember…

  • January 7, 2013 at 9:24 am
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    There should be a formula to add a year on to each of their sentences for every $10,000 spent to defend this suit should they lose. That way they have some skin in the game.

  • January 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm
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    Alcohol is not addictive to everyone! There are millions of individuals who can consume it in small, moderate or large amounts without becoming addicted to it. I believe that only those genetically predisposed to alcoholism become addicted.



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