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

January 3, 2013

Five inmates at the Idaho State Correctional Institution south of Boise are suing a handful of major beer and wine companies, contending that alcohol led to their crimes and that they should have been warned that the beverages can be addictive.

The Idaho Statesman reported Keith Allen Brown, Steven J. Thompson, Woodrow J. Grant, Cory A. Baugh and Jeremy J. Brown filed the lawsuit in Boise’s U.S. District Court last month.

The inmates say Miller Brewing Company, Anheuser-Busch, E. and J. Gallo Winery and other alcohol companies should put warning labels on their products to inform consumers that they are habit forming and addictive, and they’re asking for $1 billion in damages. They don’t have an attorney, and the beer and wine companies have not responded to the lawsuit.

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  • January 8, 2013 at 1:05 pm
    Captain Planet says:
    Not true, some get addicted to being institutionalized.
  • January 7, 2013 at 5:42 pm
    maqui says:
    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 ... read more
  • January 7, 2013 at 2:53 pm
    susan says:
    Geez, does everything have to turn back to politics??
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