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Saturday, March 09, 2013

Drunken Driver Sues Buddy, New Mexico Restaurants

SANTA FE, N.M. – A repeat drunken driver convicted in a crash that killed two teenagers has sued his drinking buddy and two Santa Fe restaurants that served him alcohol.

James Ruiz, 37, filed a lawsuit Wednesday in New Mexico District Court and is seeking monetary damages from the friend he was out drinking with as well as Applebee's and the Blue Corn Cafe, the Albuquerque Journal reported Friday.

The lawsuit, filed by Ruiz without a lawyer, claims the restaurants and his friend caused Ruiz emotional distress due to the loss of liberty and enjoyment of life after he was served drinks in 2010.



Anonymous said...

Why not? Cigarette companies have been successfully sued for allegedly not telling smokers that cigarettes kill people.Since no one has the authority to end frivilous lawsuits why not.Go for it.Everyone is powerless to stop it.

lmclain said...

The sad thing is, he has a shot a winning.