Social Host Liability

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California Social Host Laws: Be Responsible; Beware Liability

Forget #deflategate, and what the New England Patriots may, or may not have done to balls used in the American Football Conference championship game this year. There's a bigger issue at stake for those planning on throwing...more

Torts – Parents and Minor not Liable for Minor Guest’s Alcohol Poisoning Death

Steve Allen, et al. v. Wallace Liberman, et al. - Court of Appeal, Third District (June 18, 2014) - In this case, the Appellate Court applied social host immunity to exonerate defendant parents and their minor...more

‘Tis the Season for Social Host Liability

With Christmas just around the corner, the holiday season is well underway. For many, this means that the next few weeks will be filled with buying and wrapping gifts, baking and decorating cookies, listening to festive...more

Weekly Law Resume - June 20, 2013: Strict Interpretation: Declining To Extend Liability Under Civil Code Section 1714

Adam Rybicki, et al. v. Ashley Carlson, et al. - Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (May 22, 2013)- California Civil Code section 1714 immunizes from civil liability an individual who provides alcohol to...more

Cheer Or Fear

My colleague, Doug Hall, wrote about the “Dwight Christmas” episode three weeks ago when it first aired. I agree with him that employers need to be careful with their holiday social events to minimize potential liability. ...more

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