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Mom sues Coors over son's death in accident

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Suit also names girlfriend and her mother

Sunday, April 18, 2004 Posted: 10:35 AM EDT (1435 GMT)

RENO, Nevada (AP) -- The mother of a 19-year-old killed in a traffic accident is suing Coors Brewing Co., claiming that it promotes underage drinking.

Jodie Pisco, of Reno, contends Coors has failed in its duty to protect the country's youth from drinking. Her son, Ryan, was killed in 2002 after he drank Coors at a party and drove his girlfriend's car into a light pole at 90 mph, the lawsuit says.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Washoe County District Court, seeks unspecified damages. It accused Coors of "glorifying a culture of youth, sex and glamour while hiding the dangers of alcohol abuse and addiction."

Laura Sankey, a spokeswoman for Golden, Colorado-based Coors, said that although she could not comment on pending litigation, the company "doesn't want underage consumers -- period."

"Tragedies like this further reinforce why the fight against underage drinking and drunk driving must continue," Sankey told the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Also named in the suit were Ryan Pisco's girlfriend and her mother. The lawsuit alleges the girlfriend allowed Pisco, who lacked a valid driver's license, to drive off in her car, which had been given to her by her mother.


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Typical mentality of the General Public, "BLAME SOMEBODY ELSE".
Next they sue the Auto Manufacturer for making a car that goes 90 MPH and then the Light Pole owner for placing it in an unsafe place. :evil:
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Re: Mom sues Coors over son's death in accident

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Winston Cup wrote::roll: The lawsuit alleges the girlfriend allowed Pisco, who lacked a valid driver's license, to drive off in her car, which had been given to her by her mother.
I gotta wonder, why is it this 19 year old kid does not have a valid drivers license. Maybe there's some history here conveniently left out of the story?
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Winston Cup wrote:
Winston Cup wrote::roll: The lawsuit alleges the girlfriend allowed Pisco, who lacked a valid driver's license, to drive off in her car, which had been given to her by her mother.
I gotta wonder, why is it this 19 year old kid does not have a valid drivers license. Maybe there's some history here conveniently left out of the story?
I don't think he will need it any more.
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I would take a wild guess and say he DID NOT have a valid D/L because it was taken away for some reason, or he DID NOT have a valid D/L because his "Responsible Party" DID NOT feel he deserved one. The 1st reason is the most likely. My Boss lost a Son last year because He was haulin *** in the rain and lost it, spun out and hit another car before he hit the guard rail and snapped His neck, a tragic loss, BUT you have to decide who would be responsible for there irresponsible behavior, the Car or the Driver, U decide??
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Post by FunRunner »

Unfortunately, the lad was irresponsible; the mother's reaction gives us a clue as to his behavior. The courts need reform; maybe a tribunal that is like a pre-court, which would weigh the merits of a law suit which has been filed before the expense of going to court; also, the lawyers who initiate these type lawsuits should be liable for court costs and personal culpability such as wrongful filing, character damages etc. Look in the phone book under attorneys; did you ever see an add by an attorney that says "specializing in protecting you from lawsuits brought against you by unsrupulous lawyers?" sure, these lawyers represent a plaintiff, but it's the attorney who makes the case. In taking a case, an attorney should have to have some discretion as to the accuracy and legal merit of the charges they are making.

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Heck if a person can sue the cigarette companies due to lung cancer, I guess anything is possible.

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The so-called "mother" here should include herself in the lawsuit first and foremost.
As parents we are responsible for molding and shaping our kids into intelligent, respectful human beings. Did this "mother" teach her son about drinking and driving? Evidently not.
I'm sure she mourns the loss of her son when she is sober enough to realize he's gone and can't make beer runs for her anymore. Is that any excuse to make everyone else pay for her stupidity? No.


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Post by L&L Corvairs »

So let me get this straight...

An adult drunk male, without a drivers license kills himself by wrapping somebody else's car around a light pole and the distraught mother sues everyone????

This 'kid' was really an adult. What difference does it make if the age of the dead guy was 19 or 49?

As an adult, last time I checked, Coors (in fact NO OTHER beer company) has held a gun to my head and forced me to consume their product. That's my choice. And my responsibility.

I don't think tobacco companies should be held liable for cigarette related deaths, and neither should alcohol companies for alcohol related deaths.

We have the right to do stupid things. That is supposed to be the beauty of this country and our Constitution. But only socialists think that the rest of society should be responsible for our own stupidity.

I am sorry that the guy is dead, as I respect anyones personal loss, but IMO, the gene pool was improved.


PS....I hope the mother/daughter sue the mother of the dead guy for negligence. She did a crappy job of raising her son.
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Post by Sandemon »

Why has she waited 2 years to sue? Was she trying to find a lawer who had absolutely no sense of right from wrong and it took her 2 years to find one. The 19 year old boy is the one who is most responsable in this case. :twisted: 8) :)
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