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Lzen
08-01-2006, 09:00 AM
Second Florida Woman Sues Bacardi Over Alleged 'Flaming Rum Shot' Injuries :shake:

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.

Agata Macierzynska is a friend of Danielle Alleyne, who had previously sued the company over an August 2002 incident at a Miami night club. Alleyne, of Miami, sued the company last week. Both women say they suffered serious burns after being hit by the flaming rum and claim one of Bacardi's products is defective and dangerous, the lawsuits said. They were filed in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court.

The company said its product is clearly labeled with warnings against setting fire to it.

A bartender, who was not identified in either lawsuit, was pouring shots of Bacardi 151 when a customer lit a menu on fire and placed it in the stream of alcohol. The bottle that was being used to pour the shots turned into a flame thrower and sent flaming rum all over Macierzynska, the lawsuit said.

Macierzynska suffered second and third degree burns on her face, neck, arms, underarms, ears, back and hands and is permanently disabled and disfigured, the lawsuit said.

Alleyne suffered similar burns, her lawsuit said.

"Bacardi 151 carries a very clear label that warns against any flaming of the product," Bacardi USA, Inc. said in a statement.

The Miami-based company said it had not been served with the lawsuit and could not comment on it.

Attorney Robert Dickman is representing both women. A telephone message left after hours at his office was not immediately returned.

The second lawsuit, like the first, alleges that Bacardi 151 proof rum "emits a high volume of combustible and explosive vapor" which makes it "unreasonably dangerous" and a "defective product."

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

jspchief
08-01-2006, 09:02 AM
Some moron lights a molotov cocktail in a bar, and Bacardi is negligent because of it?

Filing suits that are deemed frivoulous should be a crime.

StcChief
08-01-2006, 09:11 AM
Buddy in HS (70s) lost his whole mustache to a flaming 151 shot.

Nickname after: Flamin' Pete

Saulbadguy
08-01-2006, 09:12 AM
When liquor in a mug...warms you like a hug. Happiness is just a Flaming Moe away....

Moooo
08-01-2006, 09:13 AM
They need a disclaimer at the bar.

"Fire...HOT!"

Moooo

HMc
08-01-2006, 09:18 AM
ExxonMobil is in trouble

MOhillbilly
08-01-2006, 09:24 AM
how ****in dumb you gotta be?

Sure-Oz
08-01-2006, 09:28 AM
you definetly have to sue fire also, she might have a case!

Moooo
08-01-2006, 09:30 AM
you definetly have to sue fire also, she might have a case!

She did. Fire, Inc. declined an interview with Dateline.

Moooo

Demonpenz
08-01-2006, 10:35 AM
I have yet to see a bar in St Joe or Kansas city that carriers alchohol that is over 100 proof for insurance purposes.

gblowfish
08-01-2006, 10:36 AM
This story has caused me severe emotional stress.
Who do I sue?

Rain Man
08-01-2006, 10:39 AM
It would appear to me that Bacardi had the proper warning, and it was the fault of the customer who ignored the warning. Setting a flammable liquid on fire in a crowded bar is not a good idea.

greg63
08-01-2006, 10:51 AM
Florida Woman Sues Bacardi Over Injuries Allegedly Caused by Flaming Rum Shot
Let me guess they're bringing in the little old lady from the McDonalds case in as an expert witness.

Demonpenz
08-01-2006, 11:00 AM
come on seriously with the old lady and coffee... why does the coffee need to be 150 degrees

pr_capone
08-01-2006, 11:04 AM
Second Florida Woman Sues Bacardi Over Alleged 'Flaming Rim Shot' Injuries
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Fixed that first line for ya.

morphius
08-01-2006, 11:06 AM
This story has caused me severe emotional stress.
Who do I sue?
Sue the lady for an assault against common sense? I'm sure there would be no lack of witnesses.

Lzen
08-01-2006, 12:28 PM
Filing suits that are deemed frivoulous should be a crime.

I agree 100%. There needs to be some kind of penalties for these BS lawsuits. And if there are alread penalties in some states, perhaps they need to be stiffer.

greg63
08-01-2006, 12:57 PM
come on seriously with the old lady and coffee... why does the coffee need to be 150 degrees



It's a JOKE.

CosmicPal
08-01-2006, 01:15 PM
Setting a flammable liquid on fire in a crowded bar is not a good idea.

Ahhh, it's nothing. I do that sort of stuff all the time. As a matter of fact, here's a pic of me during an outing with some friends pulling Bacardi shots last summer.

http://www.theculturedtraveler.com/Festivals/Images/Burning_Man.jpg

chief2000
08-01-2006, 01:17 PM
This is whats wrong with our legal system.

Lawyers will sue any big company hoping for an out of court settlement.

She wont have to pay any legal fees if she loses.

seclark
08-01-2006, 02:00 PM
if bacardi settles w/her, i believe my a$$hole has a legit case too.
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pr_capone
08-01-2006, 02:04 PM
if bacardi settles w/her, i believe my a$$hole has a legit case too.
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What? Did you let recxjake get too close to you one night when you got hammered on Bacardi?

seclark
08-01-2006, 02:11 PM
What? Did you let recxjake get too close to you one night when you got hammered on Bacardi?
i'm not around enough to "get" the inside homo jokes anymore. what i meant was i love bacardi...it just goes down a lot smoother that it comes out.
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MOhillbilly
08-01-2006, 02:23 PM
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how the little one?

Lzen
08-01-2006, 04:31 PM
come on seriously with the old lady and coffee... why does the coffee need to be 150 degrees

Something about health regulations. Must be a certain temperature to kill any germs, I believe.





Of course knowing you, it was probably a joke and now I just look stupid.
:shake:

Al Bundy
08-01-2006, 05:35 PM
Typical south florida woman, all boobs and no brains.

Mecca
08-01-2006, 05:41 PM
I use to work in a bar.......you'd be surprised how many people want their drinks to be lit on fire.....

Valiant
08-01-2006, 05:47 PM
I have yet to see a bar in St Joe or Kansas city that carriers alchohol that is over 100 proof for insurance purposes.


Are you kidding??? Almost every bar I go into has 151 or something similar...

What bars do you frequent or a regular at???

StcChief
08-01-2006, 05:50 PM
If this goes thru...Flaming shots will likely disappear or you have to sign a release first...

Garcia Bronco
08-01-2006, 05:50 PM
You couldn't even file this in Virginia

Guru
08-01-2006, 06:02 PM
Some moron lights a molotov cocktail in a bar, and Bacardi is negligent because of it?

Filing suits that are deemed frivoulous should be a crime.


Yep, the president of Bacardi personally came over and lit the cocktail for her.

:shake: :shake:

Coach
08-01-2006, 06:08 PM
Ah, another one of those "Boner of the week award" lame-ass lawsuit.

If I was a judge, I'd throw this out, and tell her to go get a f**king life.

Cntrygal
08-02-2006, 05:45 PM
If the bitch wants to sue someone she should sue the other customer.

...a customer lit a menu on fire and placed it in the stream of alcohol.

Dumbass

el borracho
08-02-2006, 05:56 PM
come on seriously with the old lady and coffee... why does the coffee need to be 150 degrees
Because old people's senses are so dull that if their coffee isn't the temperature of the sun they'll send it back.

plbrdude
08-02-2006, 06:14 PM
If the bitch wants to sue someone she should sue the other customer.

...a customer lit a menu on fire and placed it in the stream of alcohol.

Dumbass



now there is some common sense

Demonpenz
08-02-2006, 06:35 PM
I have asked for the strongest shot at jerrys bait shop. Hi ho bar and grill and brown bear in st joe. I am pretty sure fuel on 119 in metcalf has 151. These are the list of bars i ususally go to in kansas city but haven't asked yet but will start to ask. Brooksiders harpos kellys, Tomfooleries WED NIGHT , Coaches sundays , overtime, velvet dog, Danny's (SLAG02) Mickeys on mondays , Mikes tavern when i feel like having a drink , the point.