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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Second Lawsuit Brought Against Bacardi

MIAMI, Fla. -- A second woman was suing wine and spirit maker Bacardi, claiming she was seriously burned by flaming rum during a night out in Miami. A friend who was with her has already sued the company.

Agata Macierzynska and her friend, Danielle Alleyne, said they suffered serious burns after being hit by the flaming rum and claim one of Bacardi's products is defective and dangerous.

The lawsuits were filed in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court.

A bartender, who wasn't identified in either lawsuit, was pouring shots of Bacardi 151 when a customer lit a menu on fire and placed it in the stream of alcohol. The lawsuits said the bottle turned into a flame thrower and sent flaming rum everywhere.

The Miami-based company said it won't comment on the suits, but that the product is clearly labeled with warnings against setting fire to it.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press

theGoose tried to get a comment from Mrs Macierzynska but she was unavailable for comment and was last seen passing the Space Shuttle, which was on its way home. She now plans to bring a law suit against the Gas Company.
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