Kid catches a temporary buzz, and mom wants $75K!

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    Mom Sues After 5-Year-Old Allegedly Served Long Island Iced Tea

    POSTED: 10:48 pm EST January 8, 2006
    UPDATED: 12:09 pm EST January 9, 2006

    A mother in New York is suing an Applebee's restaurant after her 5-year-old son was allegedly served a Long Island Iced Tea instead of apple juice.


    Cynthia Pereles said she took her son Seth to dinner at the franchised restaurant in Battery Park City and ordered him an apple juice.

    Pereles said she did not realize her son was drinking a concoction of white rum, gin, vodka, triple sec, Coke and sweet-and-sour mix until it was too late. The boy's eyes became glazed and he began to laugh uncontrollably, according to a report.

    "When you're looking at your 5-year-old and you're asking him, quiet down Seth, sit still and you see that mentally and physically he cannot comply with what you're asking him to do because he is under the influence," Pereles said.

    The boy was taken to the hospital and doctors found alcohol in the child's blood.

    Pereles said the restaurant admitted the mistake but she is still suing for $75,000.

    A manager at the restaurant declined comment.

    http://www.local6.com/news/5939518/detail.html
     
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    I know its evil of me but I laughed out loud when I read this. :beer: :alco:
     
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    Only three zeroes on the end...pretty moderate of her. A good lawyer would at least go for $750,000. Emotional distress and all that.
     
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    I kind of did, too, so we can be evil together.
     
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    Does that mean I can sell alcohol to minors as long as I admit the mistake?

    75K seems extreme. But Applebee's ought pay something as a punitive measure.
     
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    three years ago I was working for a County in Nevada as a Park Ranger...just trying to add to my pension for retirement...well I was injured on the job...lost 19% of my mobility...I settled for medical bills and lost wages for the actual time work lost...I had a State Attorney represent me..I had offers from many atorneys in private practice contact me and say they could make me rich...I passed on the offers being a 'ethical person'...I am still diasbled 19% and in pain physically but not spiritually...I setteled for what I perceived as what was owed vs getting rich! :rolleyes:
     
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    how does one measure x% of mobility? Prior, one could run an obstical course in 60 seconds, now it takes 71.4 seconds?
     
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    I'm not a physical therapist...however I was run through the gammit...during the process...all the experts said I was 19% disabled...my pain is my problem...and I live with it everyday...as I do from my disabilty pension from the VA...I did not get rich as I chose the high road...I accepted some responsibilty...just food for thought!
     
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    How were you injured?
     
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    How much should the mom pay for not being able to tell the difference between a long island and an apple juice?
     

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