Broadcast Company Sued Over Water-Drinking Contest

The civil trial resulting from a radio station contest-gone-wrong will begin Aug. 31, when Entercom Communications Corp. will attempt to defend itself against multiple wrongful-death and emotional distress claims.

The lawsuits are a result of the death of Jennifer Strange, who died after competing in the "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" contest.  The January 2007 competition, which was hosted by one of Entercom's radio stations based in Sacramento, called on contestants to drink 8-ounce bottles of water every ten minutes.  Strange reportedly died from water intoxication. 

The three other contestants have reported anxiety attacks and an irrational fear of bottled water.  Entercom alleges that the other contestant's claims only started after Strange's death and questions their legitimacy. 

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