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View Poll Results: Would you sue a restaurant if they accidently served your 1 year old liquor?
Yes 20 27.03%
No 54 72.97%
Voters: 74. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-14-2011, 09:17 PM
 
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What if you found out it happened to other children at the same place? Please post if you are a parent.

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The parents of the Michigan toddler accidentally served alcohol at an Applebee’s restaurant last week have filed suit against the chain’s parent company, saying its employees have made similar mistakes with other children.

What the little boy apparently got instead was a margarita mix with alcohol in it and as he drank it he began exhibiting what the complaint characterizes as “grossly inappropriate” behavior.

blood alcohol content of 0.10 — above Michigan’s drunk-driving limit of 0.08.
Parents of tipsy toddler sue over drink mixup | Chicago Breaking Business (http://chicagobreakingbusiness.com/2011/04/parents-of-tipsy-toddler-sue-over-drink-mixup.html - broken link)

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Old 04-14-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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I don't know if I would "sue", but... I would call the cops and file a formal complaint. I might contact a lawyer? not sure? But discussing my options with a Lawyer doesn't mean I'm ready to sue. I certainly would be very very upset about this.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:23 PM
 
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No I wouldn't sue them. I think the family is just looking to make a quick buck, like the person who sued McD's because they spilled hot coffee on their lap and there was no warning on the cup
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:26 PM
 
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No I wouldn't sue them. I think the family is just looking to make a quick buck, like the person who sued McD's because they spilled hot coffee on their lap and there was no warning on the cup
I wouldn't compare an adult drinking hot coffee to an infant getting served a margarita. By the way, the McD's customer originally requested McD's to pay for her medical bills, nothing more. McD's refused and she decided to sue.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:27 PM
 
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I would want someone in jail. If a lawsuit would help that, then that is the path I would take.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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I would want someone in jail. If a lawsuit would help that, then that is the path I would take.
In jail for what crime?
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:31 PM
 
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I'm confused by this story. Something isn't adding up. Margarita mix clearly looks different from apple juice. Why didn't the parents notice?
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:33 PM
 
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In jail for what crime?
Risk of injury to a minor? I have no idea. I would just be absolutely pissed off.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:35 PM
 
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I'm confused by this story. Something isn't adding up. Margarita mix clearly looks different from apple juice. Why didn't the parents notice?
Why didn't the waiter notice? Maybe they did notice and assumed it was punch and didn't care. Few parents would raise a hissy fit over mixed up juice drinks.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:39 PM
 
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Why didn't the waiter notice?
That as well, though presumably the waiter isn't paying as much attention to what a child drinks as his parents are. I'm not trying to place the blame on the parents at all, please don't get me wrong! Something just seems strange.

The only thing I can think is that maybe it was served in one of those special children's cups that some restaurants have, but then it should have been even more noticeable to whoever poured the drink.
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