Host Liability


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Host Liability

The legal liability of a person or company that serves alcohol to a guest for any negative consequences of the consumption of alcohol. For example, in some jurisdictions, if a restaurant serves too many drinks to a patron and that patron kills a motorist in a car accident on the drive home, the restaurant may be held legally responsible. In some other jurisdictions, host liability only applies to persons or companies serving alcohol to underage persons.
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In some states, social host liability is limited to people hosting parties at which minors are served alcohol.
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Desormeaux, 2002 dismissed Childs' action and noted that where the government has the financial resources and legislative ability to regulate social host responsibility, it should be left to the legislature to determine social host liability and to properly compensate innocent victims.
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