XII.B. Controlling the Intoxicated | Lydia Lichlyter | September 18, 2015

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XII.B. Controlling the Intoxicated

Original Creator: Jonathan Zittrain Current Version: Lydia Lichlyter Show/Hide
  1. 1 Show/Hide More Charles v. Seigfried--"The Majority Rule for Social Host Liability"
    Original Creator: Jonathan Zittrain Current Version: Lydia Lichlyter
    Does the host who serves alcohol have a duty to prevent the intoxicated from driving?
    Notes:
    Defendant hosted a social gathering at his home. Minors were served alcohol by the defendant. Plaintiff is suing on behalf of one of the minors, who became intoxicated at the gathering and died in a car accident while driving away from defendant’s home.
  2. 2 Show/Hide More Kelly v. Gwinnell--"The New Jersey (Minority) Rule for Social Host Liability"
    Original Creator: Jonathan Zittrain Current Version: Lydia Lichlyter
    How does this court interpret the duty of social hosts to prevent the intoxicated from driving?
    Notes:
    A social host allowed a guest at his home to drink alcohol until the point of visible and severe intoxication. The host then allowed the guest to drive home. The intoxicated guest then got into a car accident with the plaintiff.
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September 18, 2015

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