We here at the McNees Wallace & Nurick Labor and Employment Law Group have been busy preparing for the holiday season.
While holiday parties can be great fun, hosting a holiday party or placing holiday decorations in...more
Many people have seen it happen before: you are at a bar enjoying a cold one, someone stumbles up to the bar and orders another drink, and you think, "Geez, how in the world is that person in any condition to have another...more
For the time being, Maryland remains among the states that refuse to impose liability on tavern owners for injuries caused by intoxicated patrons after they leave the premises. ...more
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
If a police officer suspects you of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, he can ask you to submit to a series of Field Sobriety Tests. There is no requirement in Florida that you submit to these roadside...more
Intoxication is used all the time as an excuse for bad behavior:
- You know I never meant that, honey. I was drunk.
- I did what?? Sorry — I was so drunk the whole thing is a blur.
- I had no idea what I was...more
In a landmark decision, the New York Court of Appeals held that a physician’s duty does not allow, let alone mandate, the involuntary detention of intoxicated patients wishing to leave a hospital.
In its recent decision in Nautilus Ins. Co. v. Roberts, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50141 (E.D. Mo. Apr. 8, 2013), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri had occasion to consider the application of a...more