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    Florida Woman Sues Bacardi Over Injuries Allegedly Caused by Flaming Rum Shot

    Has anyone seen this?

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,205645,00.html

    (Quote)The lawsuit alleges that Bacardi 151 proof rum "emits a high volume of combustible and explosive vapor" which makes it "unreasonably dangerous" and a "defective product."(Quote)

    I am not totally unsympathetic to this woman. What happend to her is horrible, but how is Barcardi at fault? I guess sueing the idiot who set the menu on fire that led to her injuries would not make her enought $$$$ so she goes after the large corporation.

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    ya know, well duh comes to mind when I think "hmmm lighting an alcoholic beverage on fire THEN drinking it may not be to good of an idea" why doesnt she just go eat a Big Mac then sue McDonalds while shes at it, oh and get some hot coffee then sue after its spilt on her because its hot! sorry small rant on how TIRED i am of people not wanting to take responsibilities for their own actions ill stop now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angels_Not_Forgotten
    ya know, well duh comes to mind when I think "hmmm lighting an alcoholic beverage on fire THEN drinking it may not be to good of an idea" why doesnt she just go eat a Big Mac then sue McDonalds while shes at it, oh and get some hot coffee then sue after its spilt on her because its hot! sorry small rant on how TIRED i am of people not wanting to take responsibilities for their own actions ill stop now.
    Please don't EVER stop the soapbox of people taking responsibility for their own actions! Sanity needs all the voices it can get!

    However, I do believe the coffee at McDonalds gave her 3rd degree burns or something - not just the usual coffee burn.

    That being said, I worked at Dept. of Insurance in Florida and some lady was suing the State of Florida because she fell asleep in a library and an ant bit her on the eyelid! I never knew the outcome, but I hope someone told her she was an idiot.
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    Of for cripes sake... I feel badly that this woman was injured .. however the perpatrator in this case is the moron who lit the menu on fire..not Bacardi. 151 is widely acknowledged as being highly flammable... its not a secret nor does that make it a defective product.. that would be like saying gas is a defective product...its also highly flammable and it only takes a spark from static electricity or a cigarette etc to ignite it... I hate lawyers that have no morals and see a way to file bogus lawsuits or at least unjustified ones..

    In this case her suit is justified but only against the moron who lit the menu...however there is no law today in any state that protects against stupidity.

    There were a couple of guys in college who were had alot of facial hair and in their infinite wisdom decided that flaming shots of 151 would be great a idea one evening.. both were escorted to the hospital with severe burns to their faces. It must be horrible to be burned that much .. if this current case is legitimate then those 2 should have sured years ago...and won.

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    You're supposed to blow it out before you drink it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzm1
    NOW, you tell her. She needs to have that tattooed on her forehead, so that everyone around her, can remind her, prior to injury.

    Yeah, I suppose the third degree burn scars won't be enough for some folks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    Yeah, I suppose the third degree burn scars won't be enough for some folks!
    I probably should have read the article before I made that reply--my apologies.

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    Note to self. No Bacardi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by julia
    Note to self. No Bacardi!
    Bacardi is fine, just drink alone so there will be no one to light it up!
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    Even a better idea! Bacardi alone...

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    lolololol does anyone have the video of this? I want it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby
    lolololol does anyone have the video of this? I want it!
    Toby you're aweful

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    Stupidity Loves Company

    Well apparantly Misery is not the only thing that loves company.....

    Second Florida Woman Sues Bacardi Over Alleged 'Flaming Rum Shot' Injuries
    Tuesday, August 01, 2006




    MIAMI A woman sued wine and spirit maker Bacardi Monday claiming she was seriously burned by flaming rum during a night out with a friend, who has also sued the company.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,206541,00.html


    I find it very appropriate that the attorney representing both ladies (I use that term loosely) in these cases is.......wait for it......Robert Dickman!
    Last edited by curious1; 08-01-2006 at 09:47 AM. Reason: To add comment

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