No Duty To Warn For 'Nonconventional' Alcohol Beverages

Law360, New York (June 27, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT) -- I wrote last year about the dismissal of a motorcycle passenger's claim against the maker of a caffeinated alcoholic drink, seeking to hold the company liable for her crash-related injuries. See Cook v. MillerCoors LLC, No. 11-1488 (M.D. Fla.).

The operator of the motorcycle in the accident was killed, and plaintiff Cook, who was a passenger, was injured. Prior to the crash, the driver allegedly had consumed several alcoholic beverages containing caffeine and other stimulants, manufactured by defendant.

Cook argued that such beverages were “uniquely dangerous”...
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