November 2015 Archives

When The Party Stops, Who's Left Holding the Ball?

What happens when you host a party at your house, guests bring their own alcohol, and then on their drive home, they cause a car crash, which injures another person? Could you be found liable to that third party for the driver's negligence? This post focuses on the topic of "Social Host Liability" and reviews decisions of the court on whether party hosts owe a duty of care to public members who may be injured by an intoxicated guest's negligence.