Skip to comments.Tribe suing beer companies for alcohol problems
Posted on 02/09/2012 5:19:31 PM PST by ColdOne
LINCOLN, Neb. An American Indian tribe sued some of the world's largest beer makers Thursday, claiming they knowingly contributed to devastating alcohol-related problems on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota said it is demanding $500 million in damages for the cost of health care, social services and child rehabilitation caused by chronic alcoholism on the reservation, which encompasses some of the nation's most impoverished counties.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court of Nebraska also targets four beer stores in Whiteclay, a Nebraska town near the reservation's border that, despite having only about a dozen residents, sold nearly 5 million cans of beer in 2010.
Tribal leaders and activists blame the Whiteclay businesses for chronic alcohol abuse and bootlegging on the Pine Ridge reservation, where all alcohol is banned. They say most of the stores' customers come from the reservation, which spans southwest South Dakota and dips into Nebraska.
"You cannot sell 4.9 million 12-ounce cans of beer and wash your hands like Pontius Pilate, and say we've got nothing to do with it being smuggled," said Tom White, the tribe's Omaha-based attorney.
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Yeah!!! That's the ticket to wealth!!
Sue POWER BALL!!!!
Can I sue Congress and the Senate....THEY'VE stolen more money than any Tobacco, Liquor, Gambling outfit EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have tears in my eyes from laughing.
Are the scissors all rusty or fairly new?
I had an aunt who drank heavily. She died of terminal cancer back in 1992. She lived with my other aunt and hid her empty booze bottles in the closet. My great-grandfather on my grandmother’s side was an alcoholic. I guess my aunt inherited it from him.
You can get fairly new scissors that aren’t rusty? Dang....
I used to have a pair of rusty scissors so that’s why I asked,LOL. I meant either an old pair that had been sitting around and got rusty or a brand-new pair that you had just bought.
Awwww heck, I’ll run with pretty much anything - old, new, rusty, shiny, pinking shears, tin snips - whateva....