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Liquor Stores Held Liable To Victims Of Drunk Drivers

Washington has a dram shop statute that states, "[n]o person shall sell liquor to any person apparently under the influence of liquor." Statutory violations are "punishable by a fine of not more than $500 as well as separate...more

California Employment Law Notes - September 2013

Employer May Be Liable For Death Resulting From Drunk Employee's Automobile Accident - Purton v. Marriott Int'l, Inc., 218 Cal. App. 4th 499 (2013) - In December 2009, the Marriott Del Mar Hotel held its annual...more

Washington State Law Permits Bicycling Under the Influence

When you work in the field of personal injury law, you see enough lives ruined by drunk drivers to thoroughly detest the idea of a motorist consuming any amount of alcohol and getting behind the wheel. However, the reality...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - August 2013: Marriott Potentially Liable for Injury Following Holiday Party

Although it’s still summer, it’s never too early to start thinking about the annual company holiday party — the food, the conversation, the alcohol — and the liability that can flow from it. In Purton v. Marriott...more

Commercial Driver Fired For Driving Under The Influence Eligible For Unemployment Benefits According To Connecticut Supreme Court

Tuxis Ohr’s Fuel Inc. v. Administrator, Unemployment Compensation Act, No. 18791 (July 30, 2013): The Connecticut Supreme Court recently addressed whether an employee who lost his commercial driver’s license for driving under...more

Reaching Zero: Reducing Alcohol Related Deaths And Injury

Stiff legal penalties, public safety campaigns, interlock devices and roadside stops have worked to some extent in arresting the rate of alcohol-related injury. But it is not enough. Even one premature death resulting from...more

Driving Under The Influence — Lowering The Limit

Despite intense efforts to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the road, driving while under the influence of alcohol causes many deaths and injuries across America each year....more

Q&A With Carlton Fields' Gregory Cesarano

At Carlton Fields, Greg Cesarano focuses his practice on defense of corporations and manufacturers in products liability and commercial claims. He also leads Carlton Fields’ products and toxic tort liability practice group,...more

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