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Prisoners Sue Beer Companies, Blaming Crimes on Alcoholism

A new lawsuit takes aim at beer and wine companies for not warning consumers that they could become alcoholics. Frivolous lawsuit? Or new trend that will let consumers collect millions from liquor companies? The lawsuit seeks $1 billion from Miller Brewing, Anheuser-Busch, Coors and other major beer and wine makers for not adding warning labels on their bottles to tell people that alcohol is habit forming and addictive. But here’s the kicker: the lawsuit was brought by five inmates in …

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Posted 5 years ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Can Your Employer Fire You For Alcoholism?

A former Spokane police officer is suing the city after he was fired for a DUI hit-and-run conviction. The officer, Brad Thoma, claims he is an alcoholic and is therefore protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Does he have a case? Alcoholism is protected under ADA; employers must make accommodations Stupid behavior due to alcohol consumption is not protected Wisconsin mayor ousted by citizens for public drunkenness   Draw the Line   Alcoholism is considered a disability under the …

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